Blake Shelton will return to season 14 of NBC’s “The Voice” along with Adam Levine. Joining them will be some new blood, American Idol Alum Kelly Clarkson….Can you say awkward? I mean, “American Idol” is coming back and Kelly is going to a rival gig. According to Variety, Kelly was going to be asked to judge on ‘Idol’ but NBC snagged her first.
I’m so excited to join ‘The Voice’ at NBC,” Clarkson said. “We’ve gone back and forth about a role as a coach for years, but the timing hasn’t been right until now. I have always loved appearing on the show as an adviser or performer and established an amazing relationship with the network during my Christmas special. I can’t wait to turn my chair and see the faces of up-and-coming artists and provide them with the help and support they’ve needed to break into the industry. Watch out Shelton, I’m comin’ to win!!”
“Kelly has been a part of ‘The Voice’ family for many years as an adviser and performer. We are thrilled she has chosen to join us as a coach to mentor the next generation through our unique vocal boot camp,” said Paul Telegdy, president, alternative and reality group, NBC Entertainment. “Every time Kelly Clarkson sings you are reminded what an incredible voice really is. We are looking forward to the sound of Kelly Clarkson on ‘The Voice.’”
Season 14 of “The Voice” debuts in February.