Last week, Blake Shelton joined fellow coaches Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend in congratulating Ariana Grande on joining The voice next season.
On Tuesday March 30, the singer of “Positions” announced on Twitter that she’ll be sitting in Nick’s red swivel chair for the upcoming fall season of The voice. Within minutes, Blake responded to the news on social media. Tweeter, “There’s a new trainer @NBCTheVoice in town, all of you! Welcome to the @ArianaGrande fam !!!!! “
The next day, the 44-year-old country music star appeared on the Today the fourth hour of the show as the surprise guest host of Hoda Kotb. He told her what it was like to hear about the latest addition to the panel. (You can watch below from 2:03.)
“There is a chair on The voice it seems like, lately it has turned into a kind of revolving door of different coaches that we are able to bring in. And they never let us know who it’s going to be, by the way, ”Blake told Hoda. “I think we found out about two days ago. The producers texted us and told us it would be Ariana.
He continued, “I’m excited about this. I’m a fan of his, I’m not going to lie. We’re still going to beat her, you know, on the show. It’s our job – they pay us to win, Hoda. They don’t pay me to lose.
The news comes after Nick returned to the hit show in March after taking a year off. During Nick’s hiatus, Blake’s fiancé, No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani stepped into the role and won the Season 19 victory. Following Ariana’s big news, Nick turned himself in. on Twitter to share his best wishes with the “34 + 35” singer.
“Congratulations @ArianaGrande! You will kill him next season! Welcome to the family 😎, ” he wrote.
John and Kelly kept the party going with their own Instagram posts. “Welcome to the @NBCTheVoice @ArianaGrande family!” John commented on Ariana’s post. “Next season we will bring you powerful feminine energy! Welcome to the @NBCTheVoice @ArianaGrande family, ”Kelly added.
With so much support behind Ariana, we can’t wait to see what she does. The voice. In the meantime, we’ll continue to tune in to watch Nick give it all in the ongoing battle rounds.
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