There was one HUGE reason they decided to bring her back, but it's not being talked about since it wasn't included in the executive's statement.
Carson Daly, longtime 'Voice' host and NBC Today Show personality, revealed in his early-morning radio show one of the biggest reasons the bosses at NBC decided Gwen Stefani should return to her coaching chair for Season 12.
Many people assume that because she and longstanding original coach, Blake Shelton, are dating, that he somehow got her spot back for the season, but that's likely very far from the truth.
When Stefani last coached on The Voice Season 9, she drew a large following and a huge number of viewers - becoming one of the highest ranked coaches!
But, not even that is what Daly is revealing as the reason behind her return! Nope, it had so much more to do with how fans reacted on social media to her exit from the show!
Apparently, there was such a demand for her to be brought back for another season, that executives at the network could not ignore it - and they decided to take action!
"Twitter [was] continually begging us to bring her back,” Carson said on his 97.1 AMP Radio show. “I don’t know if we’ve ever seen of any of the coaches that we’ve had more social fanfare, a push from social media to bring somebody back.”
Sounds like Gwen Stefani's fans know exactly which buttons to push for their favorite coach!
Check out the video below featuring some of her best moments from Season 9!
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