Jennifer Hudson to Join 'The Voice' as a Coach Next Season!
By Alex Ungerman
The Voice just landed some more star power!
Jennifer Hudson has signed on to be a coach for the upcoming 13th season of the NBC reality-competition singing show, which will return with new episodes this fall, ET has learned.
"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,” NBC executive Paul Telegdy said in a statement on Wednesday. "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.”
Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will round out the panel of coaches on the upcoming season. Stepping away from the show is beloved coach Alicia Keys.
Hudson, who rose to fame after placing seventh in American Idol's third season in 2004, celebrated the new gig on Instagram, writing, "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!"