'The Voice' Announces Coach Returns for Seasons 12 and 13
'The Voice' Announces Coach Returns for Seasons 12 and 13
Derek Stauffer
Derek Stauffer
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Those Voice fans who enjoy the current coaching panel in season 11 will have a little more to celebrate as the season continues. NBC has announced the full coaching panel for season 12 and a partial panel for season 13. The faces will be very familiar to fans of The Voice

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Alicia Keys will continue with The Voice for at least one more season. The Voice season 12 will see returning coaches from season 11 -- Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton -- joined by a coach from The Voice season 9. Gwen Stefani is coming back to The Voice. The full panel for The Voice season 12, which will begin in February 2017, will see Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton gathered for the first time on The Voice stage.

Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment said of the new combination, "We can't wait to experience the unique chemistry and energy Gwen, Alicia, Blake and Adam will bring to season 12."

Alicia Keys won't be the only new arrival for season 11 who will come back to the singing franchise. The Voice and NBC also announced that Miley Cyrus will return for The Voice season 13, which will air in the fall of 2017. Telegdy said of the announcement, "With Miley returning for season 13, we're truly ecstatic about the unmatched musical know-how and talent coming together in our coming seasons." 

The interesting thing is that Miley is the only returning face announced so far besides host Carson Daly, who will be back for both season 12 and 13. The rest of the coaching panel will be announced at "a later date." As of right now perennial coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton have not signed on board. This does not mean they will not be on the season eventually but their absence, for now, is significant. 

But what do you think? Are you excited by the coaching panel for season 12? Do you Adam and Blake might not be involved with season 13? How do you think Gwen Stefani will mesh with Blake, Adam and Alicia? Are you happy to know that Miley Cyrus will return for season 13?

The Voice season 11 airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC. Want more news? Like our The Voice Facebook page for the latest updates! 

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