Kelly Clarkson joining 'The Voice' as coach for 14th season

While neither camp ever mentioned coming together in flawless harmony for the reality singing competition's reboot, Kelly was the first official victor of American Idol; it would have been somewhat poetic and full-circle to have her return. No one is tied up with the "Idol" name than Ryan Seacrest and its first season victor Kelly Clarkson.

She said she always loved appearing on the show as an adviser and a performer and she had a great relationship with the network.

"I said at the end of the series, 'Goodbye for now, ' hoping somewhere it would come back", he told Ripa, who enthusiastically encouraged him to re-up as host. Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus are already confirmed to be joining Levine and Shelton this fall for the show's 13th season this fall.

Kelly will sit in a big red chair on The Voice next year alongside the ever-present Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, but the fourth judge remains a mystery as of now. "I can't wait to beat you - it's going to be so glorious", Clarkson joked before the two signed off.


"I'm so excited to join "The Voice" at NBC," Clarkson said.

Blake Shelton made the announcement via a Facebook Live segment.

It was announced earlier this week that "Idol" would be making a comeback to TV and nearly immediately, there was speculation that Seacrest would join the reboot as host again.

"Kelly has been a part of The Voice family for many years as an advisor and performer".


Original victor Kelly Clarkson has been tipped to head up the judging panel in his place.

Clarkson's stint on "The Voice" will start airing in spring 2018.

Do you think The Voice season 14 serves Kelly better than American Idol would? Instead, she's now landed at "The Voice" for season 14. which, by the way, will be running at the same time Idol returns.

Clarkson said she's also interested in the show, but her team has to clear her schedule so she can film the show.



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