With the news that Jennifer Hudson is returning to the coaches panel for the upcoming season 15 of “The Voice,” we want to know where you rank this Grammy winner among the dozen music superstars to serve as mentors on this reality competition series.
Hudson was a coach on season 13 of this Emmy-winning show and was unlucky in her debut, just missing out on a place in the final when Noah Mac was the last of the Top 8 to be eliminated. That season last fall marked the sixth win for country music superstar Blake Shelton who has been with the show from the start. One of his artists, Chloe Kohanksi, won the title while another, Red Marlowe, made it to fourth place.
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, who has also been a coach since season 1, was denied his fourth win after Addison Agen had to settle for runner-up status. The fourth coach in season 13 was Miley Cyrus, who had started out with both Kohanski and Agen on her team.
Kelly Clarkson, who was an advisor on Season 13, is a coach on the current edition of “The Voice.” This first winner of “American Idol” has used her experience on that reality competition series to mentor artists. She has strong opinions and holds her own against both Shelton and Levine. And she has connected with the other woman on the panel, Alicia Keys, who is back in the chair for a third stint, coming off a win in spring 2017.
Is one of these your favorite coach of all-time? Or do you prefer one of the other original coaches – Christina Aguilera — who had to wait till season 11 before her first and only (to date) win? Other one-time winning coaches were Usher (season 6) and Pharrell Williams (season 8). And don’t forget these three coaches who may never have had the winning contestant but still made the show must see TV: Cee Lo Green, Shakira and Gwen Stefani.
Which of these artists do you think will win “The Voice” this season? Make your predictions as to who will come out on top and who will be eliminated this week. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the live result shows air. You’ll compete to win bragging rights and a $100 Amazon gift certificate on any shows with live episodes. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum.