With Alicia Keys announcing that she would not return to The Voice, we now know who will take her place.
Jennifer Hudson will be the newest coach on The Voice for Season 13, with Miley Cyrus returning for her second season in place of Gwen Stefani.
“Jennifer is an extraordinary vocal talent and one of the premier voices of our time. She embodies the experience, expertise, positivity and sheer talent that 'The Voice' stands for,” NBC Entertainment alternative and reality group president Paul Telegdy, says. “Her exceptional skills as a singer and actress have extended to film, television and Broadway, which makes her an incredible addition and a natural fit for our show.”
The timing of this is kind of surprising to me, knowing that Hudson, a former American Idol contestant, will be going up against her old show's first season back on TV since its cancellation! Is there any love lost knowing she was booted early and THEN went on to stardom???
Hudson will join current coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
More here: The Hollywood Reporter