Kelly Clarkson Joins 'The Voice' As Coach For Season 14

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Kelly Clarkson is the latest star to be added to the "The Voice" judging panel. Jennifer Hudson, who finished seventh on season 3 of the Fox show, was announced as a judge for season 13 of The Voice, alongside Miley Cyrus, Levine and Shelton.

FILE - In this April 21, 2017, file photo, Jennifer Hudson attends Tiffany & Co.

In an announcement on Thursday, NBC revealed that the Grammy victor is set to be one of the coaches for season 14 of the reality singing competition series.

Billboard quoted Clarkson via press release as saying, "I'm so excited to join The Voice at NBC".

Clarkson will be taking a coveted coach's chair for Season 14 of The Voice, which will air next spring - the same time that ABC is planning to launch its American Idol revival, TVGuide.com has learned. Oscar victor Jennifer Hudson, a top-10 finisher in Idol's third season, will appear on this fall's edition.

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Said Paul Telegdy, president of the Alternative and Reality Group at NBC Entertainment: "Kelly has been a part of "The Voice" family for many years as an adviser and performer". Clarkson was also rumored to be one of the judges for a 2018 reboot of American Idol, which will air on ABC after a lengthy run on FOX. She later won an Oscar for "Dream Girls". In the past, Kelly has returned to Idol during the finale season as a guest judge, during which she received strong praise from the online Idol community and fans.

American Idol, the most popular music reality show in US television history, will return to the screen on ABC in 2018, the network announced on Tuesday. The news site further stated that a few sources have already claimed that show producers might want the rapper-singer to become one of the judges instead of asking Cowell to return.

"Hey! I'm finally not knocked up and I can join your show!" teased Clarkson after Shelton FaceTimed her.

Ryan Seacrest at an event where the new judges for American Idol (Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler) were introduced at a forum in Los Angeles, the USA, on September 22, 2010. "I read the GRAMMYs we're coming to NY", he explained. By its last season the average audience had dipped to 11 million and skewed older, and NBC's "The Voice" surpassed it in popularity.

The trade publication, citing an unnamed source, said "final tweaks" were being worked out on a new contract for Seacrest's "Idol" homecoming.

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