Através de um post no Instagram, o cantor Adam Levine explicou a sua decisão de deixar o reality show The Voice após 16 temporadas.

Levine, que fez parte da bancada de jurados do programa desde a primeira temporada, optou pela saída por acreditar que “é hora de seguir em frente”.

Na rede social, o cantor refletiu sobre os oito anos participando da competição musical: “Após o primeiro dia de filmagem, sentei ali, atordoado, e disse para mim mesmo: há alguma mágica aqui, algo está definitivamente acontecendo. Essa experiência moldou a minha vida e estará para sempre em coração”.

Sobre o seu amigo - ou melhor, seu frenemy - do The Voice Blake Shelton, Adam Levine escreveu: “Eu não poderia esconder meu amor por você mesmo se eu tentasse. De verdade. Eu tentei. Não consigo fazer isso. Nossa amizade é e sempre será uma para entrar nos livros. Independente de toda essa experiência surreal, estou feliz por ter vivenciado isso com você. Você é meu irmão para toda a vida”.

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About 8 years ago, Mark Burnett convinced us to sign up for this show where you sit in a big red chair with your back turned away from the singers on the stage. First thank you must go to Mark. ❤️ We had no idea what we were doing or where it was going. After the first day of shooting, I sat there, stunned. I said to myself “theres some magic here. Something is definitely happening.” It went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever. Thank you NBC for signing me up. I am truly honored to have been a part of something I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life. Thank you to every single coach I ever sat in those chairs with. That is shared experience that is singularly ours. We have that for life. Thank you to everyone who supported this long strange and amazing left turn into a place I never thought I’d go. Thank you Carson Daly for babysitting the musicians and making sure our shoes were tied and we had our lunch boxes. You are the backbone of this thing and we appreciate you more than you know. Audrey, thank you for being perhaps the most patient person in all the free world. 4 musicians all at once is a lot. Sainthood is imminent. Thank you to Paul Mirkovich and the band for their ridiculously hard work and learning more songs than maybe any band ever. 😂 Thank you to the people behind the scenes who do the real work and make this machine hum. To the amazingly talented vocalists who competed on the show and blew my mind on a daily basis. And, BLAKE FUCKIN’ SHELTON. I couldn’t hide my love for you if I tried. Seriously. I tried. Can’t do it. Our friendship is and always will be one for the books. Whatever this whole surreal experience was, Im just happy I got to experience it with you. You’re my brother for life. Kelly and John, take care of the cowboy and I’m sure I’ll be back to say hi very very soon. So much love to you both. And lastly, to all of the loyal voice fans, there’s literally no show without you guys. For me, it was time to move on. Your support has meant EVERYTHING. And Lastly, I’d like to thank my manager Jordan for convincing me to take that meeting. 😊 What an amazing ride. Thank you all so much. ❤️ Adam

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Blake Shelton, por sua vez, comentou sobre a saída de Adam, escrevendo que está com dificuldades de aceitar que o amigo não estará mais no programa, “depois de 16 temporadas que mudaram as nossas vidas. Eu só descobri sobre isso ontem e ainda não caiu a ficha. Vou sentir falta de trabalhar com esse idiota”.

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