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Gwen Stefani to Return to ‘The Voice’ as Judge, Replaces Christina Aguilera

Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Carson Daly will be back

The “Hollaback Girl” is now the comeback girl: Gwen Stefani is returning to “The Voice” for season 9, replacing Christina Aguilera.

Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams are sticking around the NBC hit as judges; Carson Daly will host once more.

“With such an astounding group of coaches at the peak of their musical ingenuity and Carson returning as our host, we are thrilled for what season nine will bring,” commented Paul Telegdy, president, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “The expertise and camaraderie of this panel will provide an immeasurable experience for the artists and must-see entertainment for all who are watching.”

“I’m coming back and am so excited! I can’t believe I get to return to ‘The Voice,”‘ said Stefani. “It’s so inspiring to be around such incredible talent and music. I’m looking forward to working again with Adam, Blake and Pharrell. I love those guys.”

“I can’t believe we’re already on the ninth season,” Levine said. “Time after time, coming back, it honestly feels like the first day of school. It’s become a second family for me and I’m always so excited to come back to it.”

“Adam, Gwen, Pharrell and I had a blast together in Season 7 and I’m excited we’re back together again,” added Shelton. “They are all so talented but I’m pretty damn excited about another winning season for Team Blake.”

“I am grateful to have a role on the show among such an incredible group of great people and am looking forward to another season of talented artists,” Williams said.

Daly wrapped it up: “For eight seasons ‘The Voice’ has enlisted world-renowned coaches, amassed the most talented singers ever on TV and we are just warming up! Season nine will continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible when you have a dream. I’m so honored to continue to be front and center of this consistently exhilarating show.”

“The Voice” averaged a 4 rating/12 share in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 14 million total viewers with its regular Monday and Tuesday editions in “most current” results from Nielsen Media Research, which include Live + 7 Day numbers where available. “The Voice” was both the No. 1 Monday series and the No. 1 Tuesday series on the Big 4 networks last season in the main demo.

“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM’s United Artists Media Group, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Marc Jansen and Lee Metzger.

Season 9 starts in September.

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