Sorry “American Idol”, but it doesn’t seem like Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson are interest in taking part in the show’s revival.

NBC has officially announced that the 2 “American Idol” superstars will joining “The Voice” as coaches. Hudson will be a season 13 coach later this year while Clarkson will come onboard as a coach for season 14 in 2018.

Kelly Clarkson Jennifer Hudson
Source: Facebook

Many of you may know that J.Hud is no stranger to “The Voice”. Not only was she a coach on the UK version of the reality singing competition, but she and her contestant won the season. The Oscar winner will be replacing Alicia Keys who – after 2 seasons back to back – has expressed her desire to walk away.


Hudson will sitting on the show’s iconic revolving chairs alongside Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton. The advantage of having both Hudson and Clarkson onboard is mainly the fact that they’ve competed on a similar platform. These ladies know what is like to go through this entire process in front of the public eye.

Kelly Clarkson Jennifer Hudson
Source: WPTV

As for the “American Idol” OG, her deal with NBC scuttles any possible return to ABC’s reboot of “Idol”. “Kelly has been a part of The Voice family for many years as an adviser and performer. We are thrilled she has chosen to join us as a coach to mentor the next generation through our unique vocal boot camp,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment.

Clarkson added, “We’ve gone back and forth about a role as a coach for years, but the timing hasn’t been right until now. I have always loved appearing on the show as an adviser or performer and established an amazing relationship with the network during my Christmas special. I can’t wait to turn my chair and see the faces of up-and-coming artists and provide them with the help and support they’ve needed to break into the industry. Watch out Shelton, I’m comin’ to win!!

It’s a huge loss for the “American Idol” reboot now that both Hudson and Clarkson are joining “The Voice” family. Are you surprised by their decision seeing as how the 2 singers are among the singing competition’s biggest success stories?

Sources: E! News (1)(2), Huffington Post.

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