The final episode has arrived.
Earlier this year, Blake Shelton announced that he would be stepping away from being a judge on the voice.
Twenty-three seasons and twelve years of hitting the button to turn for tomorrow’s rising artists and coaching them to the finish line, leading to nine wins and wishing for one final one.
Blake took to Instagram earlier today to reflect on his time on The Voice and the ride it has been.
“Can’t believe it’s been 23 seasons of NBC’s The Voice… and especially can’t believe today is my final episode. It’s bittersweet.
When we signed up for season 1, I don’t think any of us knew what this was going to be. These past 12 years, I have made lifelong friends and memories.
I’ve had the great opportunity to coach some really talented artists, 9 who have taken home Team Blake wins (let’s make that 10 tonight?), and watch these artists grow so much from the show.
Thank you to everyone… the crew, the coaches, the contestants, the fans, and my wife, who have made these some really great years. Love y’all!”
Blake proved season after season that he had an ear for the talent that walked out the door and the mentorship to help them grow and develop into artists that were ready to throw down when it was time to take the stage.
As one legend exits, another enters.
Reba will take Blake’s chair next season and is ready to bring the heat.
She has big shoes to fill, but she is prepared for the challenge.
Check out some of Blake’s best moments over the years.