NBC’s The Voice really takes the theme of chairs turning literally. The coaching panel for season 19 of the show was just announced and it may come as a bit of a shock that Nick Jonas is not on it. Instead, fans will see the return of Gwen Stefani as one of the coaches.
The new panel of coaches was confirmed in an Instagram post on The Voice account.
Stefani will be joining Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and boyfriend Blake Shelton when The Voice is slated to return this fall. Jonas was only a coach for one season but it is not ruled out that he will rejoin the coaches again in a later season. As you may know, The Voice has a rotating panel of coaches which has included in the past Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson.
Stefani first made her debut as a coach in Season 7 along with Seasons 9, 12 and 17. Her Las Vegas residency was a contributing factor as to why she left the show after season 17. She was also an advisor to Team Pharell and Team Blake on seasons 8 and 10 of the show. But it seems like Stefani is ready to make her return and take the crown after Shelton’s team took home the win with artist Todd Tilghman last season.
While people are freaking out that Stefani is making her return to The Voice, others couldn’t help but wonder what happened to Jonas. “What happened to NICK?????” asked one person in an Instagram comment. Another similarly asked, “WHERE IS NICK JONAS ARE U KIDDING ME!!!!” Literally all of the comments were buzzing about Jonas’ absence from season 19.
People also left comments asking the producers to bring back Jonas because of the chemistry he had with the other coaches. Jonas has yet to speak out about why he will not be returning to the next season of The Voice. Recently he has been posting on social media about the Black Lives Matter movement so maybe more answers will be coming from him at a later date. But again, a return to the show cannot fully be ruled out sometime in the future.
It simply could just be that Jonas was not available during the time that the season is slated to be filmed. With the coronavirus pandemic still looming, many air dates and schedules are up in the air. Meanwhile, the Gwen Stefani fans are ready for her return to the hit show and her iconic looks with her bold red lipstick.
She will be looking for her first win as a coach on the show and die-hard fans absolutely cannot wait.
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