‘The Voice’ Canceled After ‘Unwatchable’ Season 25? No So Fast!


Should The Voice be canceled after 25 seasons? It’s up for debate amongst longtime fans who felt this past season was a big Zzzz.

Now, to be clear, Season 26 is already full steam ahead. The winner for season 25 was crowned on May 21, and most people were happy with the choice.

That said, there’s about to be another shakeup on the judging panel and the folks who are frustrated with the show right now are likely to be even more pissed next season.

Is the show on it’s way out? Let’s discuss.

Reba McEntire and the other The Voice Season 25 coaches listen.Reba McEntire and the other The Voice Season 25 coaches listen.
The Season 25 panel of coaches on The Voice listen during blind auditions. (Image Credit: NBC)

‘The Voice’ Isn’t Cancelled, But It Can’t Hold On To Judges

When Gwen Stefani left The Voice, the hottest of the Jonas Brothers stepped into the coach’s chair. One pop singer filled in for another.

But when Niall Horan did his last swivel on the NBC talent show, The Voice replaced the One Direction alum with … a Country music duo.

Out the the current coaches, half hail from the same niche music genre. It feels like a different show altogether — and it’s alienating some longtime viewers.

Chance the Rapper is not a Country singer. Neither is John Legend.

However, Reba McEntire and Dan + Shay (who may be “one” coach, but are certainly two people) are Country singers.

Country duo Dan + Shay listen on The Voice Season 25.Country duo Dan + Shay listen on The Voice Season 25.
Country duo Dan + Shay listen on The Voice Season 25. The two are functioning as a single coach. (Image Credit: NBC)

Within hours of Season 25 premiering in late February, fans and viewers of The Voice expressed their disapproval.

For example, Reddit denizens voiced criticisms ranging from calls for The Voice to be canceled to hoping that Season 26 is wildly different.

“I can’t be the only person annoyed that Country Western (CW) is overshadowing everything. If CW had its own show it would be better,” one redditor prompted.

John Legend on The Voice Season 25.John Legend on The Voice Season 25.
John Legend sits in his iconic swivel chair on The Voice Season 25. (Image Credit: NBC)

‘The Voice’ on the verge of being cancelled by fans

“If the music industry picked the winner it would also be better,” the Reddit user continued. “America voting is a train wreck.”

Noting the poor judgment of voters, the Redditor pointed out: “Some of the world’s best singers would have been voted off the show. That is ridiculous.”

That same Reddit prompt continued: “I usually watch until the voting starts. This year that double team stunt makes the whole thing unwatchable for me.”

Reba McEntire on an iconic The Voice swivel chair.Reba McEntire on an iconic The Voice swivel chair.
Reba McEntire remains on The Voice for Season 25. (Image Credit: NBC)

“Who thought it was a good idea to have 3 country judges,” one commenter demanded to know.

“I absolutely hate country music,” another expressed. “Having the country duo instead of someone different from all the rest is what they should have done. I’m not watching this season.”

An additional redditor chimed in: “I haven’t watched it yet maybe today but I have been fearing that. Especially the way the voting went last season.”

Chance The Rapper as a coach on The Voice Season 25.Chance The Rapper as a coach on The Voice Season 25.
Chance The Rapper excitedly presses the button on The Voice Season 25. (Image Credit: NBC)

‘The Voice’ Ends On A High Note

While things may have started out rocky for the show, by the time the finale rolled around, a lot of the naysayers got on board.

A lot of that has to do with the singer who stole hearts and won the competition. Team Reba’s Asher HaVon impressed audiences through the season.

The Selma, Alabama native emerged as a frontrunner very early on and kept captivating fans week after week with his smooth vocal and big personality.

Singing songs by Beyonce and Whitney Houston, Asher also made history as he became the first openly queer singer to win the show.

Perhaps this pleased some of the fans who were hoping for a shakeup?

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The Season 25 lineup of coaches for The Voice appears in their red chairs. (Image Credit: NBC)

Season 26 of ‘The Voice’ Is a GO!

Despite the haters and those who think the show has lost it’s edge, the next season of The Voice is underway.

However, just like this season, the panel will see a shake up once again. From the current lineup, only Reba is sticking around for another season. Dan + Shay, Chance the Rapper, and John Legend all are out, with the latter insisting he may return down the line.

And before you go and call him a liar, it seems to be a tradition now for old judges to make returns to the show. Case in point, while two newcomers will be swiveling into the panel (Hi, Snoop Dogg and Michael Bublé!), making her triumphant return is Gwen Stefani.

How long did she stay away? A year? Two seasons? When you love it, you love it!

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