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The 19th season of The Voice is scheduled to premiere on October 19, 2020, on NBC. Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend will return as coaches for their nineteenth, sixth and fourth season, respectively. Also returning to the show as a judge is pop-star, Gwen Stefani.
Kane Brown will appear on the show as one of four battle advisors who will offer the contestants tips and tricks for performing and winning over the crowd.
As a Team Blake advisor, Brown will help Shelton’s contestants through the Battle Rounds. Following blind auditions, each of the four coaches assembles their team, and contestants compete against their own team members to remain in the competition. After that, Knockout Rounds follow, and contestants once again compete against each other one on one. The Knockout Rounds are then followed by the Live Performance rounds, where a season winner will take home the victory.
Joining Brown as advisors are Julia Michaels for Gwen Stefani’s team, Leon Bridges on Kelly Clarkson’s team, and Miguel on John Legend’s team.
Before the battle advisors were officially announced, Shelton took to Instagram to give fans some hints.
“Hey y’all, it’s Blake Shelton here, and here’s what I’m gonna do, I’m gonna give you two clues and you’re gonna try to figure out who my battle advisor is this season, you ready?”
Shelton then gave a list of four artists and said that his advisor had collaborated with all of them save for one. His second clue was a little more obvious. Shelton then played a snippet of his advisor singing Uncle Kracker’s “Follow Me,” and Brown’s recognizable voice instantly gave him away as the answer.
Watch Blake Shelton’s teaser video below.