Jennifer Hudson has been announced as one of the new coaches on The Voice US.
The singer, who had a successful run on the UK version of the show, is set to replace Alicia Keys on the show and will be joined by a returning Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.
Announcing Hudson’s role on The Voice, NBC Entertainment alternative and reality group president Paul Telegdy tells Billboard, “Jennifer is an extraordinary vocal talent and one of the premier voices of our time. She embodies the experience, expertise, positivity and sheer talent that The Voice stands for.
“Her exceptional skills as a singer and actress have extended to film, television and Broadway, which makes her an incredible addition and a natural fit for our show.”
Jennifer excitedly wrote on Instagram on Wednesday (10May17): “In tears thinking of what this means and represents to me and knowing and walking the journey ! Wow , who would of thought after being a contestant , that one day , I would be sitting in one of those chairs from the U.K. To the u.s! Only God !!!! Oh but I made it !”
The Voice was renewed for season 13 back in October (16), following its third Emmy Award win for Best Reality Competition.