Adam Levine Returning to ‘The Voice,’ Kelsea Ballerini to Make Coaching Debut in Season 27

One of the OG coaches is returning to The Voice.

NBC announced on Wednesday (June 5) that Adam Levine will be returning to the big red chairs for season 27 in spring 2025, six years after he departed the show in 2019. Additionally, Kelsea Ballerini will be coaching for the first time.

Levine and Ballerini will be joining Michael Bublé and John Legend. Season 27’s coaching panel will follow season 26, which will include Bublé, Snoop Dogg, Reba McEntire and Gwen Stefani.

In May 2019, the Maroon 5 frontman shared a heartfelt essay announcing that he’ll be leaving The Voice after 16 seasons. Levine first took his seat in a giant red chair on April 26, 2011, and led three singers to the winner’s circle over eight years. 

“About 8 years ago, [executive producer] 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,” wrote Levine on Facebook at the time. “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.”

Levine briefly returned to The Voice in 2023 to perform after Maroon 5 announced “Middle Ground” — the band’s first release since 2021.

Ballerini is also is no stranger to The Voice,”previously serving as season 16 battle advisor and filling in as coach during season 20, both instances for Team Kelly.

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