Adam Levine returning to 'The Voice' finale for Blake Shelton goodbye

Performing Maroon 5’s new single “Middle Ground” on May 23
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton
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Adam Levine is joining The Voice to complete his famous frenemies duo with Blake Shelton, just in time for Shelton’s final episode on show.

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The Pop and Country singers were original coaches on the competition series, which premiered back in 2011. Their tongue-in-cheek rivalry turned genuine friendship made their dynamic its own incentive to watch The Voice, and they were both the longest-lasting featured coaches (though Levine left in 2019). But after twelve years and twenty-four seasons, which saw him developing a relationship with now-wife Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton will exit the show as well. “I’ve been wrestling with this for a while, and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from 'The Voice' after Season 23,” Shelton said in his announcement. “This show has changed my life in every way for the better, and it will always feel like home to me."

As his final show, it is only fitting that the Levine-Shelton duo be reunited, and to premiere a new single no less! Maroon 5’s “Middle Ground” will be released on May 19, and their performance on The Voice and music video is set for May 23. The song will be Maroon 5’s first release since 2021, and Levine’s personal infidelity scandal. As if going back in time to their debut album Songs About Jane, “Middle Ground” appears to be acoustic based and relaxed. The band released a short teaser of the song, showing Adam Levine and guitarist James Valentine playing outside with only an acoustic guitar.

The Season 23 finale of The Voice is set to air Tuesday, May 23 on NBC and stream on Peacock the following day. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a reminder on the musicians, check out The Voice’s “Frenemies Since Day 1” compilation video below.

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