Ariana Grande Announces Joining 'The Voice'
Ariana Grande is letting talented musicians know that she chooses them. That's right, the pop megastar announced on Tuesday, March 30, that she will be the newest coach to join the singing competition show, "The Voice."
Ariana Grande will join season 21 of "The Voice" as one of the four coaches. The show will premiere in the fall later this year. Grande will be replacing Nick Jonas, who will not be returning as a coach and judge.
Grande will join Blake Shelton, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson on the show. "The Voice" has housed several iconic coaches, such as Gwen Stefani, who Jonas replaced. The exciting news comes as "The Voice" celebrates its tenth anniversary.
Ariana Grande Breaks The News To Fans
Grande broke the news to her fans on Instagram with an image of her posed atop a coach's table, drumming up excitement. Moreover, Grande could not contain her joy as she tagged her fellow coaches in the captions saying,
"surprise !!! i am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice!"
Her news also came with confirmation that Jonas will be leaving the show. Jonas had previously joined the show in season 18. However, Jonas took a hiatus in season 19 and returned later in season 20.
Nick Jonas Welcomes Ariana Grande to "The Voice"
Grande also tagged Jonas in the post admitting he will be missed. On the other hand, Jonas gave his approval through a tweet. He congratulated Grande, adding she would nail her appearance, and welcomed her into the family.
This is not the first time the star will appear on "The Voice." Grande made an earlier appearance as a performer. However, this time she will be appearing as a coach. Before Jonas leaves, he still has the April 5 and April 12 battle rounds within the current competition to figure out.
Executives On Ariana Grande Joining "The Voice"
The pop sensation also shared a statement via NBC, confessing she has always been a massive fan of the show. This was also noted by Jenny Groom, the executive vice president of unscripted content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, saying,
"We were thrilled to learn that she is a true fan of 'The Voice' and know that this enthusiasm will add to her impact as a dynamic coach."
Groom's Tuesday statement also praised Grande's impressive vocal abilities and labeled the star a visionary for her creative expertise witnessed in Grande's decades-long career. Moreover, Groom added that Grande would be invaluable to the new artists.
Coaches Of The Voice
"The Voice" pulls out all the stops when finding the very best coaches for their artists. Previous musicians have included Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani, and Cee-Lo Green.
Even more impressive is the list of judges and advisors. Fans of the show may recall the brief appearances of Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Michael Bublé, and many more.
Who Is The Longest Running Coach On The Voice
It is not immediately clear how long Grande will be on the show. However, the star will be seated alongside Blake Shelton. Shelton remains the longest-running coach on the show since it first debuted in April 2011.
Carson Daly has also hosted the show since the very beginning. Kelly Clarkson has also coached on the show since season 14, and John Legend has done the same show since season 16. You can catch "The Voice" airs on NBC at 8 pm ET.