When "The Voice" 2017 premieres Sept. 25 on NBC, singer-songwriter and sometimes-show coach Gwen Stefani will not be on hand to mentor a team of aspiring singers to potential stardom. So does her absence make her more likely to leave the hit reality TV show --and boyfriend Blake Shelton-- in favor of a job with "American Idol"? E! posed the question to the 47-year old Stefani during an interview published on Aug. 24.

'The Voice' or 'American Idol' for Gwen Stefani?

After admitting that she was "sad" that she wouldn't be returning to the fall iteration of "The Voice," which will begin with the pre-taped blind auditions on Sept.

25, Stefani was asked if she'd consider joining Katy Perry as a judge on the newly rebooted "American Idol." The No Doubt front woman replied that though anything could happen, "I doubt it." Although Stefani is unlikely to make the switch, Perry has shared her co-star wish list, and it includes a pair of talented men in "See You Again" singer Charlie Puth and the legendary Lionel Richie.

'The Voice' 2017 premiere set for Sept. 25

Although Gwen Stefani won't occupy one of the big red chairs when "The Voice" 2017 begins on Sept. 25, boyfriend and country music super star Shelton, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus, and newcomer Jennifer Hudson --who, ironically, got her start on "American Idol"-- will be on hand to mentor the newest bunch of aspiring singers.

Other known elements of "The Voice" 2017 are the identities of the popular singers who will serve as team advisors during the Battle Rounds. According to multiple sources, Team Adam will get musical direction from Joe Jonas; Team Blake will work with Rascal Flatts; Team Miley will get tips from Billy Ray Cyrus, and Team Jennifer will work alongside Kelly Rowland.

Interestingly, Destiny's Child star Rowland has ties to yet another reality singing competition, as she served as a judge during the third season of the now-defunct Simon Cowell series "The X Factor USA."

If "The Voice" host Carson Daly's commentary is on the money, show fans should be in for a treat this fall when the series returns to TV.

In an Aug. 15 tweet, Daly shared that he'd been busy shooting for the show and that the potential contestants are "the best singers yet. Hands down!"

Catch the first round of blind auditions and the first snippets of witty repartee between the coaches when "The Voice" 2017 kicks off on Sept. 25.