Gwen Stefani Is Leaving ‘The Voice’ and Her Replacement Is Vowing To ‘Make Blake Cry’

Gwen Stefani is leaving The Voice and a familiar coach is taking her place. On Tuesday (Nov. 17), The Voice…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 17, 2020


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Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani; Photos Courtesy NBC

Gwen Stefani is leaving The Voice and a familiar coach is taking her place.

On Tuesday (Nov. 17), The Voice announced that Nick Jonas would be returning to the show for the upcoming 20th season alongside coaches John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton.

In the announcement clip, Jonas, who previously served as a coach on season 18, promised to “make Blake cry” during the upcoming season.

“Are you sure you want me to beat you for a second time,” Shelton teased on social media follow the announcement.

The current season of The Voice is underway with the Knockout rounds beginning tonight.

Fans can tune in to the show on NBC at 8/7 c.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.