Gwen Stefani Officially Announced for The Voice Season Seven
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.29.2014
Replacing Christina Aguilera...
As previously reported, Gwen Stefani is joining NBC's The Voice. NBC made it official Tuesday night, with Carson Daly announcing the news at the beginning of the live results show along with that of Pharrell Williams. Williams had already been confirmed by NBC to be replacing Cee Lo Green, who announced he wouldn't be back on Ellen Degeneres' show at the beginning of the year.
Daley said at the beginning of the show, "Before we start the show, I want to make a very, very big announcement for us here -- hold on, listen! This all just happened moments ago because we're live, and we're very happy to officially announce that two superstars will be joining the next season in these coaches' chairs: Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani will be added to the Voice family. We're so happy to have them join our ever-growing Voice family. They're both incredible people, insanely talented."
Aguilera is not coming back for the second season because she is pregnant with her second child and will be around eight or nine months when the show begins filming. She will be back for the eighth cycle, which will air in the spring.
Stefani and Williams will perform on the May 5th episode of the show, with Pharrell doing his new single "Come Get It Bae" while Stefani will perform "Hollaback Girl."