While have recently swirled that Kelly Clarkson was planning to be a judge on ABC's reboot of American Idol, where she became a household name so many years ago, the truth has finally come out: the Grammy Award-winning singer will instead join NBC's The Voice as a coach in the singing competition's 14th season, next spring.
"I'm so excited to join The Voice at NBC," Kelly, 35, said in a statement. "We've gone back and forth about a role as a coach for years, but the timing hasn't been right until now." Kelly will join veteran judges Blake Shelton and Adam Levine; a fourth judge for that season will be named at a later date, reported .
"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," she continued. "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!!"
Blake also shared his excitement to work with Kelly in a , where he announced the news to his fans and even FaceTimed Kelly herself. "Hey! I'm finally not knocked up and I can join your show!" she laughed. "I know, my gosh, can you stop getting pregnant every five minutes please?" Blake joked.
Now that she's done having children, Kelly said she's headed to The Voice with the intention to win. "I just want Blake to know that I know he's been on the show before and showed an award or two to show what he could do, so I just thought y'all I'd show you a few of my accolades," she said, motioning to her numerous awards in the background, including one of her CMAs. "I'm just saying you're not the only one bringing country people!"
Looks like Blake and the other coaches are in for some serious competition!
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