Is THIS former ‘American Idol’ star replacing Blake Shelton on ‘The Voice’?

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Singer Blake Shelton performs at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Blake Shelton is finally leaving “The Voice” after being a coach since the show’s inception.

However, co-coach John Legend is already considering who should take his place.

The 43-year-old “All Of Me” hitmaker told Extra:

“We have never had another country coach before; it has always been Blake… I could see Carrie [Underwood] doing it…

She could be good. Just an idea, Carrie. We’ll see, we’ll see.”

The 39-year-old “Jesus Take The Wheel” singer, who rose to fame after winning “American Idol” in 2005, returned to the show earlier this year to mentor the top five finalists, so it’s not completely out of the question.

Blake Shelton announced his departure as a coach on “The Voice” at the end of the current season.

In a statement, he told fans:

“This show has changed my life in every way for the better, and it will always feel like home to me. It’s been a hell of a ride over these 12 years of chair turns, and I want to thank everyone at The Voice from NBC, every producer, the writers, musicians, crew, and catering people, you are the best.”

Meanwhile, Blake’s wife, Gwen Stefani, who is also a coach on “The Voice,” has spoken out about how the show will function without one of its founding judges.

According to the 53-year-old blonde beauty, the “Minimum Wage” singer added a lot of excitement to the concert and was also brilliant and hilarious.

The singer of “Hollaback Girl” also expressed her admiration for him.

The country singer is said to have left “The Voice” to spend more time with Gwen Stefani and her three children with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.

According to Life & Style, Blake Shelton wants to spend time with his wife and children because children grow up quickly, and he wants to take advantage of the opportunity.

According to the source, while Blake enjoyed his time on the show, he also believes that the time has come for him to embark on a new adventure.

Other news outlets speculated that he left the show to concentrate on his marriage to Gwen.

An insider said:

“They decided they needed Blake to step away from the show so they could focus on each other.”

However, because Blake Shelton did not reveal the true reason for his departure from “The Voice,” these should be taken with a grain of salt.