Blake Shelton is already looking ahead to his 2019 schedule. Months ahead of the new year, the singer has locked in a coaching spot on the 16th season of NBC’s The Voice.
The Hollywood Reporter first shared the news with an announcement of the newest EGOT, John Legend, joining the cast. Legend will sign on for his first season as a coach, joining Shelton and previous coaches Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson.
“I’m thrilled to join the coaches of The Voice. I’ve been a guest and mentor on the show multiple times, and I’m so excited to discover talented singers and help them make the most of their gift. I hope the world is ready for #TeamJL,” said Legend, who is rumored to have approached NBC about a spot on the panel.
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“John Legend is a one-of-a-kind musician and producer with remarkable skills that are beyond measure,” added Paul Telegdy, president of the alternative and reality group at NBC. “His multidimensional career and incredible talents provide a repertoire that will excite and inspire our artists. This coaching panel is sure to ignite season 16.”
Unfortunately for Jennifer Hudson fans, this means the songstress is out for at least a season, but they’ll be able to see her on the upcoming 15th season (alongside Shelton, Levine and Clarkson) when it kicks off Monday, September 24.
Season 16, featuring Legend, will debut in Spring 2019.