With ABC announcing they will rebooting American Idol, the rumor mill began turning as to who would be sitting behind the judges table. So far, the only person reportedly becoming a judge is the very first winner of the show, Kelly Clarkson.
TMZ first reported the news and several media outlets followed suit saying, "we're told she's not only interested, but people on her team are already looking to clear her schedule during the time the show will be filmed."
They may have been right about Clarkson clearing up her schedule, but they got the wrong show. In a FaceTime-esque Facebook Live video, Voice coach Blake Shelton called up his close friend to make a huge announcement together.
"I got a big announcement to make today. I'm nervous about it and I'm excited about it," Shelton began the live video saying.
He explained how we all found out together that American Idol alum and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson would be joining the US version of The Voice for Season 13, and today, we will find out a coach that will be joining for Season 14.
"I have taken it upon myself to tell you the news because this person is near and dear to my heart...and this person is extremely talented, very awarded by the music industry," he said before revealing Clarkson in the video.
"Hey! I'm finally not knocked up so I can do your show!" Clarkson joked.
Immediately, comments flooded in from fans expressing just how excited they were to hear the news.
“I’m so excited to join ‘The Voice’ at NBC,” Clarkson said. “We’ve gone back and forth about a role as a coach for years, but the timing hasn’t been right until now. I have always loved appearing on the show as an adviser or performer and established an amazing relationship with the network during my Christmas special. I can’t wait to turn my chair and see the faces of up-and-coming artists and provide them with the help and support they’ve needed to break into the industry. Watch out Shelton, I’m comin’ to win!!”
Shelton better watch out, because Clarkson even showed off her CMA Award to let everyone know that he is no longer the only one who has a pull in the country world.
The Voice shared Shelton's video as well as a photo making their own announcement.
We won't be seeing her in the iconic red chair until next year, but we can't wait to see what she will bring to the table! Watch the huge announcement below!
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