Reba McEntire is joining The Voice to replace Blake Shelton in Season 24

the sound Appointed successor to Blake Shelton.

Country music star Reba McEntire—one of TVLine readers’ top picks to succeed Shelton—will serve as a coach during Season 24. She will be joined by Niall Horan (returning for his second consecutive season as coach), John Legend (returning after a one-season break) and Gwen Stefani (who served as coach). last time during season 22).

This means that neither Kelly Clarkson (who coached Seasons 14-21 and 23) nor Chance the Rapper (who debuted alongside Horan for Season 23) will return to the NBC reality competition this fall.

McIntyre has a long history with the soundhaving served as Shelton’s first mentor in Season 1, coached contestants briefly during Season 8, and served as a Mega Mentor during Season 23 – but this will be the first time she’s ever claimed a Red Chair.

Shelton announced last October that he was leaving the sound Following its current run (which concludes with a two-night finale show Monday, May 22nd and Tuesday, May 23rd). He was one of the original four coaches when the series premiered on NBC in 2011, along with Christina Aguilera, Cielo Green, and Adam Levine. Green left after Season 5, and Aguilera left after Season 10. Levine stayed until Season 16, exiting the show in 2019.

Shelton coached every season of the sound To date, eight of his singers have won the Grand Prize.

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