The Voice has been a fan-favorite show since its inception back in 2011. There have been a revolving door of coaches sitting in the iconic red chairs, but two faces have remained the same throughout the 14 seasons – Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Every year, people have the same question, should Blake Shelton and Adam Levine take a move out of Christina Aguilera‘s playbook and finally take a season off? And if so, who would replace them?
“Well, I am irreplaceable,” said Levine according Yahoo!. “I’m an excellent coach. I almost win every year…I will tell you this much: I will never take a season off. If I take a season off, it will be for every season thereafter, in perpetuity, for the rest of my life.”
After fellow Voice veteran Gwen Stefani interjects, naming Levine “the most competitive person” she’s ever met in her life, the Maroon 5 frontman gets serious.
“But inevitably, when that day [when I quit] comes — unless I’m on the show until it’s done, who knows? — I would entrust my position with very few people,” Levine says. “Maybe, like, I’d let Bruno Mars in the door. I think he’s great. And we’ll see how many kids Justin Timberlake has, if he can handle another job. Maybe Justin can do it. And yeah, that’s pretty much it.”
Shelton struggles with making the decision of who would take his place should he leave the show, prompting Alicia Keys to throw Chris Stapleton into the mix, a choice the “Guy With a Girl” singer has mixed feelings about.
“I don’t know about Chris.,” says Shelton. “Chris is too nice. Chris is a nice, friendly, shy guy. We need somebody that’s, like, going to come in swinging. So I’m gonna say David Lee Roth!”
The Voice returns Sept. 24 on NBC.
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