'The Voice' Season 15: Jennifer Hudson & Kelly Clarkson Return as Coaches
Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson are returning as coaches for Season 15 of The Voice in the fall, alongside Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
Clarkson is currently a mentor on the singing competition series. Hudson coached contestants in Season 13 and also appeared in two seasons of the British version The Voice.
The playoffs start on April 16, and artists advancing to the Top 12 will be revealed April 18.
"We are so excited to welcome back Kelly and Jennifer, two dynamic forces who bring undeniable soul, passion and inspiration as coaches," Paul Telegdy, president of NBC Entertainmnet's alternative and reality group, said in a statement Thursday. "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!"
Hudson also posted a video of Clarkson enthusiastically announcing their returns.
— Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD) May 11, 2018
"Girls against the boys, y'all," Clarkson said in the clip. "Team J. Hud. Team KC. We're coming after you, Adam and Blake. We're friends, but we're future frenemies."
By Karen Butler
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.