Reba McEntire Is Replacing Blake Shelton as ‘The Voice’ Coach for Season 24

The Voice has finally found a suitable replacement for Blake Shelton.

Yesterday, during the 2023 NBCUniversal Upfront event, the network announced that—drumroll, please—Reba McEntire will join The Voice season 24 as a coach. In season 23 (now airing on NBC), the 68-year-old served as a mega mentor, but she hasn’t sat in one of the four red chairs…until now.

McEntire celebrated the exciting news on her personal Instagram account, where she shared a teaser video. The clip featured the back of the chair with a screen that revealed her name. The caption read, “There’s a new Coach in town! See you all this Fall!”

McEntire is an ideal replacement for Shelton because she’s a country artist, just like the departee. She will serve as a coach alongside returning stars John Legend, Niall Horan and Gwen Stefani.

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Back in October 2022, Shelton announced that he’s leaving The Voice after 23 seasons. “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,” he wrote on Instagram. “This show has changed my life in every way for the better and it will always feel like home to me. It’s been a hell of a ride over these 12 years of chair turns and I want to thank everyone at The Voice from NBC, every producer, the writers, musicians, crew and catering people, you are the best.”

It’s the end of an era.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...