Gwen Stefani won’t be a coach on Season 18 of ‘The Voice’

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Gwen Stefani has confirmed she won’t be on “The Voice” as a coach for Season 18.

  • The show is about two weeks into Season 17, which features Stefani alongside boyfriend Blake Shelton.
  • Stefani said she will instead focus on her Las Vegas residency.
  • She first joined the show in Season 7 in 2014.
  • For Season 8, she was a “part time” adviser, before coming back full time in Season 9.
  • Then, Season 10 saw her revert to part time.
  • She wasn’t on Season 11, but returned for Season 12 — but then missed Seasons 13 to 16.
  • Switching judges between seasons isn’t uncommon in competition shows — with contract negotiations over pay or other projects often causing judges to come and go.
  • It’s also not uncommon for previous judges to return later — and Stefani has already shown a willingness to do this.