It’s not easy to imagine someone else filling Blake Shelton‘s well-worn seat on The Voice. But the show does need to find a replacement for him later this year — and TVLine readers have some suggestions.
Earlier this month, we asked who you’d like to see take Shelton’s place on the NBC singing competition, now that he plans to exit when Season 23 concludes. And while Shelton, in theory, is an irreplaceable staple of the show, it seems there are quite a few country music stars who would be equally welcome on Voice viewers’ TV screens.
To be fair, it wasn’t only the country genre represented by your picks: Rock band frontmen like Jon Bon Jovi and Billie Joe Armstrong were proposed, as were pop icons like Lizzo and Lady Gaga. But it should come as no surprise that the names of country music legends filled our comments section, and we’ve collected the 10 most common suggestions in the list below.
Plus, during its 23 seasons on the air, The Voice has already recruited several of these hypothetical picks to serve as Team Blake’s Battle Round advisor — so we know they’d get Shelton’s endorsement!
Keep scrolling to see who you most want as Shelton’s Voice replacement, then drop a comment with your thoughts!