During ET Canada Live, Roz Weston, Graeme O'Neil and guest co-host Elamin Abdelmahmoud react to Ariana Grande joining "The Voice" for season 21 alongside Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and John Legend.
Ariana Grande is joining hit show “The Voice,” replacing Nick Jonas as a coach.
The pop superstar, 27, will join the next season of the NBC show, Season 21, alongside regular coaches Blake Shelton, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson.
A source told Page Six, “Ariana is a huge fan of The Voice and her management team has been negotiating to get her on the show for a while.
“She is replacing Nick Jonas, who is a [coach] on the current season, but he isn’t leaving for good. Nick will remain on rotation with other stars that have appeared on the show. The chances are he will be back soon.”
Multi Grammy-winning Grande has appeared on “The Voice” in the past, performing her hit “Into You” on the finale in 2016, but did not take part as a coach.
Her most recent album, “Positions,” broke the record for most songs to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and cementing her as Spotify’s most-streamed female artist of the past decade.
The next season of The Voice will come with an extra dash of sweetener. Ariana Grande is joining the show for Season 21 as a full-time coach, replacing Nick Jonas, she announced Tuesday on Twitter.
“Surprise! I am beyond thrilled, honored [and] excited to be joining Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton next season — Season 21 of The Voice,” Grande tweeted with a photo of her fancy new chair. “Nick Jonas, we will miss you!”
“As an undeniable force in pop music, Ariana’s inimitable success in the music industry is extraordinary,” Jenny Groom, Executive Vice President of Unscripted Content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, added in a statement. “We were thrilled to learn that she is a true fan of ‘The Voice’ and know that this enthusiasm will add to her impact as a dynamic coach. Ariana is a visionary with over a decade of experience in the music industry. Her unmatched vocal skills, creativity and unique expertise on all facets of the industry will make her an invaluable coach to the next generation of artists.”
It looks like Nick Jonas won't be joining coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend on The Voice next season.
On Tuesday, Grammy-winning singer Ariana Grande revealed on Twitter that she will be taking Nick's place among the panelists for the 2021 fall installment of the NBC hit show. This will be Ariana's first time coaching, though she appeared on The Voice's 2016 finale.
"surprise !!! i am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice ! @nickjonas we will miss you," the artist tweeted. Shortly after Ariana published her message, The Voice Twitter account retweeted the announcement.
Within minutes, John took to social media to weigh in on the big news. "So excited to welcome Ariana to our Voice family!!" the "Bigger Love" singer wrote in support.
About 15 minutes after that, Nick himself jumped on Twitter to send the "Thank U, Next" vocalist well wishes. "Congrats @arianagrande! You’re going to kill it next season! Welcome to the family 😎," he said.
Though Nick appears to be handling the news well, some of his fans seem a bit more upset to hear that he's walking away from the show yet again. Just this past spring, Nick rejoined The Voice as a coach after exiting ahead of season 19 and giving up his red swivel chair to Gwen Stefani. Now, it looks like he's content on saying goodbye to the competition show a second time, though he has not offered up a reason for his departure this year.
Ariana Grande's MASSIVE Paycheck Makes 'The Voice' History!
Ariana Grande is racking in the big bucks during her upcoming stint on NBC’s The Voice. And while she JUST announced she’ll be a first time coach… it looks like she’ll also setting a first time record for the show as well!
The 27-year-old singer announced on Tuesday that she will be joining the NBC singing competition next season.
NBC’s The Voice has a new superstar judge! Today, Ariana Grande announced she will be joining Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton on the panel for season 21. She joins a long line of killer singers who have made appearances on the show, including Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, and Nick Jonas (Jonas is on the current season). Grande captioned her Instagram, “surprise !!! i am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice ! @nickjonas we will miss you.”
Grande announced the news in a style this morning with a bold statement look. Sitting on one of the show’s famous swivel chairs, Grande sported a Lanvin leopard-print dress, a giant belt cinched at the waist, and a matching printed bag and shoes. It’s customary for judges on The Voice to dress their best on the panel—Stefani and Aguilera in particular have brought flashy, maximalist outfits to the show—and Grande will no doubt be doing the same during her tenure. This week, Grande has already proven she’s down to wear sky-high heels again, so her TV-worthy ensembles will be worth tuning in for. She's clearly off to a strong start.