Jennifer Hudson Joins 'The Voice' Season 13
Jennifer Hudson Joins 'The Voice' Season 13
Derek Stauffer
Derek Stauffer
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Alicia Keys is out and Jennifer Hudson is in over at NBC's The Voice, at least for the moment. According to the Hollywood Reporter the American Idol alum, who became a superstar without getting anywhere close to winning that reality show, is the next coach on The Voice. Hudson will join the coaching panel full time for season 13 of The Voice.


Jennifer Hudson will be the only new face on the coaching panel. Miley Cyrus is rejoining the show after sitting out season 12 and as always Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will anchor the show in their coaching chairs. 

Hudson joining The Voice won't be her first experience working for NBC or even The Voice franchise. Hudson was a part of NBC's Hairspray Live! event. Though she has yet to appear on the American Voice as a mentor or a performer she did participate in The Voice UK during their past season, winning her first attempt at coaching. 

"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," said NBC Entertainment alternative and reality group president Paul Telegdy. "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."

Interestingly Jennifer's casting on The Voice comes on the heels of the news that ABC will revive American Idol. Though Hudson is one of Idol's most shocking eliminations, the show is still a big part of her story. BuddyTV's own Jeff Dodge even wrote about how perfect Hudson would be as a new judge on the revival. Now Jennifer won't only not be on the new season of American Idol, she will likely be facing off against the show while on The Voice

What do you think of Jennifer Hudson joining The Voice? Is it the right move for her or would rather see her on the new American Idol?

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