It’s official! Variety among other sources are reporting that Gwen is confirmed to be returning to The Voice for Season 9. She will be joining fellow familiar coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams. Carson Daly is also set to return as host.
In a statement released today, Gwen says she’s “so excited” to be back and is looking forward to working with the boys again. “I canâ€™t believe I get to return to The Voice. Itâ€™s so inspiring to be around such incredible talent and music. Iâ€™m looking forward to working again with Adam, Blake and Pharrell. I love those guys.” Both Gwen and The Voice have expressed since season 7 wrapped that they would love to see her return to the iconic red chair again.
Blake Shelton says that the four of them “had a blast in season 7” and he’s excited for them to work together this fall.
Tickets for the Blind Auditions happening in Los Angeles for season 9 kick off on June 29 are now available via 1iota. The ticket guru site seemed to tease fans by mentioning Gwen’s name for season 9 on their site late last month but the news hadn’t been confirmed till this morning.
We’re excited for Gwen and hope she brings her fabulous talents and wisdom to the show like she did in season 7! Filming starts later this month and The Voice is set to air on NBC this September. Like we said in an earlier post, The Voice would be the perfect opportunity and platform to promote her upcoming album which Interscope confirmed that she is still hard at work on.
Gwen recently returned last season to mentor both Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams back in April.
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In the mean time, catch up on season 7 and everything Team Gwen on our Voice Coverage page.
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