Jennifer Hudson is set to join “The Voice” as a coach for the upcoming season 13, which will air on NBC this fall. While this Oscar and Grammy winner won the UK version of the show earlier this year, this will be her first stint on the stateside edition. Returning to the red chairs is Miley Cyrus, who was a mentor on season 11.
These two songbirds will join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who have been with the show since it started in 2011. Current coaches Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani are rotating out of the line-up for at least the next season. Shelton has won the show five times (seasons 2, 3, 4, 7, 11) while Levine has three victories (seasons 1, 5, 9); the other coaches to prevail were Usher (season 6), Pharrell Williams (season 8) and Christina Aguilera (season 10).
In making the announcement of Hudson’s debut, NBC Entertainment president of alternative and reality Paul Telegdy said, 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. 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.”