The Voice Is Bringing Back Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson has also served as a coach on the U.K. version of The Voice twice. She is shown here posing before taking part in a BUILD The Voice panel discussion on March 8, 2018 in London, England – Photo: Getty Images Europe.
The Voice is bringing back Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson for Season 15, NBC announced Thursday.
Clarkson currently appears as a coach on the popular singing competition series, while Jennifer Hudson previously served as a coach during Season 13. Hudson has also served as a coach on the U.K. version of The Voice twice, winning her first season on the series. The two will be competing against Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine and country music star Blake Shelton in Season 15. Alicia Keys, who is currently a coach, will not return for Season 15.
“We are so excited to welcome back Kelly and Jennifer, two dynamic forces who bring undeniable soul, passion and inspiration as coaches” said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment. “They each have a unique understanding of what it’s like to be in the artists’ shoes. Bringing these two voices together with Blake and Adam for season 15 is sure to make this one of our best seasons yet!”
Jennifer Hudson announced the news on Kelly Clarkson’s Twitter account, which she apparently “hacked” by stealing Kelly’s phone and recording a video.
“I wanted to tell you all a little secret,” Hudson says. “Guess what! Does she know? She might not know, but she gonna find out when she looks at her phone. Guess who’s coming back to The Voice?
Jennifer Hudson even sings a little bit of “Since U Been Gone,” and we cannot wait for season 15, even while we’re still thoroughly enjoying season 14!
The Voice is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Chad Hines, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson, and Stijn Bakkers.