Say hello to The Voice’s newest coach: Kelsea Ballerini!
The “I Hate Love Songs” singer landed a gig with the NBC hit show as The Comeback Stage coach, she revealed on Twitter early Monday morning.
“just call me Coach KB 💃🏼😂 so excited about this @nbcthevoice,” she tweeted with the tune-in information.
The Comeback Stage Coach is new for season 15. According to E! Online, six deserving “comeback artists” will return for a second chance at becoming ‘The Voice.’ These artists auditioned during the blind auditions, but did not make it onto a team. They will compete for a chance to re-enter The Voice’s main competition and earn a spot on the Top 13. During their re-audition, Ballerini will pair the six performers into three Battle pairings, with each getting coached on an individual song.
Following the battle, Ballerini will choose a winner. The remaining three competitors will go to the Comeback Stage Finals, where they each perform a final song. Ballerini will then choose two final artists to move on and perform live for America’s vote. The two Comeback Stage finalists will appear on the Live Playoffs Results show on Nov. 13 and perform for votes in the first Twitter Instant Save of the season. The winning artist will decide which team they want to join out of the four main coaches.
The Voice has gone country for season 15 as its enlisted the help of Keith Urban and Thomas Rhett as team advisers. Urban will step up to help Blake Shelton’s new team, while Rhett joins on with coach Kelly Clarkson.
I had a blast doing it. I love [that] side of it,” says Urban of his time on the show. “I love being about to trying out for any advice, feedback, insight, guidance, anything to allow these guys and girls who haven’t had that opportunity, haven’t been around people who can give them specific help. I loved it. Blake was fun to work with.”
In addition to Urban and Rhett joining the star-studded lineup of advisers, Adam Levine has invited former Voice coach CeeLo Green to the table, while Jennifer Hudson has lined up Halsey.
Season 15 of The Voice premieres on Sept. 24.