Despite rumors about original American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson being in talks to join the show’s ABC revival, NBC announced Thursday that she’ll instead be a coach on season 14 of The Voice.
“I’m so excited to join The Voice at NBC,” Clarkson — who will so far be joined in the season after next by original coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — says in a press release. “We’ve gone back and forth about a role as a coach for years, but the timing hasn’t been right until now…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!!”
Even Country Superstar Kelsea Ballerini was blown away by the annoucement!
A fourth season 14 coach will be announced later. Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus have already been confirmed for season 13.