Recently, ABC announced that they will be bringing back the singing competition show American Idol. By recently employing host Ryan Seacrest on Live with Kelly, many people saw that as a way of keeping him as host since he will already be working with the network.
In their 15 years of production, they had several judges sit behind the table including Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. They haven’t cast the judges, but according to TMZ, the original American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, was “not only interested“, but was also having “people on her team…looking to clear her schedule during the time the show will be filmed.”
We guess we can just chalk those reports up as rumors, because she did clear up her schedule, but not for American Idol. In a super cute Facebook Live video, current Voice coach Blake Shelton said, “I got a big announcement to make today. I’m nervous about it and I’m excited about it.”
He explained that The Voice had just locked down one of the coaches for next year’s Season 14. He noted that he couldn’t wait for Season 13, which will feature coaches Miley Cyrus, American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson, himself and Adam Levine, but couldn’t wait to tell everyone the news about this Season 14 coach.
“I have taken it upon myself to tell you the news because this person is near and dear to my heart…and this person is extremely talented, very awarded by the music industry,” he said very seriously.
The suspense was killing us as he tried to connect this new coach to the Facebook Live feed. Finally, Kelly Clarkson’s face appeared on the screen and we lost it!
“Hey! I’m finally not knocked up so I can do your show!” Clarkson joked.
The pair are extremely close, seeing as Clarkson’s husband is Shelton’s manager! It will be an interesting season, seeing as Clarkson is already busting Shelton’s chops by showing off her CMA Award and saying, “I’m just sayin’ you’re not the only one bringing country!”
“I can’t wait to beat you,” Clarkson said at the end of the video.
BREAKING NEWS: Coach Kelly Clarkson is making her debut for Season 14 of The Voice! ✌️
Watch their exciting announcement below!