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Why John Legend is Leaving “The Voice” After This Season

John Legend won’t be spinning around in a big red chair much longer.

It turns out there are fan rumors of a shakeup The voice after season 25 were partly true. But it has more to do with coaches rotating into the lineup.

John Legend will leave his coaching seat when The voice returns for season 26 in fall 2024.

But why? Why is ANOTHER beloved judge leaving the ship?

John Legend in May 2024.
John Legend attends City Year LA Spring Break at SoFi Stadium on May 4, 2024. (Image credit: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for Spring Break at City Year LA)

John Legend is leaving The Voice for Season 26: I’m too busy!

On Tuesday, May 14, John Legend spoke with Entertainment tonight about why he’s taking a break The voice.

“We always have so much going on,” explained the musician.

The legend then teased, “I’ll be doing a lot of shows this summer and traveling abroad this summer.”

John Legend’s tour and the scheduling conflict

That’s definitely true! Legend’s tour begins on May 31st and ends in late summer, September 10th, 2024.

It’s very unlikely that he would even be able to film The voicewhich is recorded on tape in advance and goes on tour at the same time.

However, a summer tour doesn’t have to mean that John Legend is finally leaving the amazingly successful talent competition.

John Legend on May 2, 2024.John Legend on May 2, 2024.
John Legend attends the King’s Trust 2024 Global Gala at Cipriani South Street on May 2, 2024. (Image credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Has John Legend finally left “The Voice”?

During his interview, John Legend reiterated his intention to return there The voice.

“I’ll be back,” he vowed. Just not for season 26.

“If only I would actually take a break!” The legend then joked. Touring is more or less the opposite of taking a break.

John Legend’s journey as a “Voice” coach

Legend joined The Voice as a coahc during season 16. That was in 2019.

This was a big year for the singer as he actually won. Maelyn Jarmon was his team member – and also the winner.

However, since then, Legend went on a losing streak and was unable to record any further victories. He also took a break from the show in 2023 for the 23rd season.

John Legend in October 2023.John Legend in October 2023.
John Legend performs during Stand Up & Shout: Songs From a Philly High School at the Philadelphia Film Festival at the Philadelphia Film Center on October 20, 2023. (Image credit: Lisa Lake/Getty Images for HBO)

Who will be a coach on “The Voice” in season 26?

The voice Coach Reba McEntire will return for season 26, as will Gwen Stefani.

Snoop Dogg and Michael Bublé are also new additions.

Dan + Shay, the series’ first coaching duo, and Chance the Rapper will also be taking a break in season 26. As we’ve previously reported, the series puts a lot of emphasis on rotating trainers to keep things fresh.

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