The curtains are barely closed on season 11 of The Voice, but five-time victor Blake Shelton is already looking forward to the next one – especially because it means he’s getting his sweetheart back next to him in those big, red chairs.
The country singer opened up about girlfriend Gwen Stefani returning as a coach for season 12 of the popular reality competition series during a press conference following his protégé Sundance Head’s big win on Tuesday.
“I want Gwen to come back for obvious reasons!” Shelton, 40, told reporters. “As far as Gwen as a coach, there’s never been a coach that represents the style of music that Gwen does.”
“I’d like to sit here and tell you that I’m a powerful guy but I have nothing to do with her coming back as a coach,” Shelton said on Tuesday. “We were high-fiving and partying.”
He added, “Obviously Gwen is special and she deserves this.”
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The star admitted, however, that he’s sad to see Cyrus go.
“Miley not being here is like not having a rainbow after rain,” Shelton told reporters. “She’s brought so much to the show.”
Luckily, the pop star will be back on board for season 13!
“At this point, I wish we could have 16 coaches,” Shelton said. “It’s unbelievable what this show does. “