Alicia Keys is leaving the popular reality singing competition “The Voice”.
The “In Common” singer told TV Insider “Who knows what the future holds, but I know this one is my final season.” Fellow coach Adam Levine protested the announcement, “I’ll tell you what the future holds: you being on the f**k show!”
Keys described her feelings regarding the departure, informing the publication that “I am excited for this; it’s like a finale for me. That’s why I’m so passionate about my team.”
The 36-year-old singer joined show last spring along with Miley Cyrus after appearing as a mentor in 2014.
The in-depth interview with “The Voice” coaches also tackled what fans should expect from the live shows as they make a beeline for the finale. “I love this part [of the season],” Gwen Stefani said. “Everybody has fans now, so their whole attitude starts to change. I see these contestants on Instagram — and you get a whole different side of their personality. When they’re with us, they’re really serious, trying to get it done. But they are goofy and silly with everybody else.”
“Every Tuesday [elimination], I want to quit,” Keys added. “I’m distraught. Until the moment comes and either me or Gwen win… then it’s going to feel really good.”
Less than one month removed from the season 12 finale, the coaches are gearing up for a high-stakes showdown on May 23.