John Legend Calls Blake Shelton the ‘Soul’ of ‘The Voice’ After Exit Announcement (Exclusive) – “Well, you know, he’s been doing the show for 22 seasons, it’ll be 23 when he’s done, and you can’t do something forever,” Legend said. “We’re gonna miss him though. He’s been the heart and soul and anchor of the show for a long time, and he’s a friend of mine, and I really enjoy working with him.” “We’re all gonna miss him,” he added. Legend is stepping back from the show’s upcoming season, as he takes a break to focus on his growing family and his new album. “We took a break last season because we had another show in our slot that the network tried — and I thought that was gonna happen this season, but it ended up that they wanted us back…but I’ll be back on The Voice, just not this coming season.” – Read more at ETOnline
Meanwhile…NialL Horan posts a clip from The Voice 23 backstage.
On Blake Shelton’s last The Voice season, he’ll be joined by X Factor UK/Former One Direction member Niall Horan, Chance the Rapper and Kelly Clarkson. “There’s I am..there’s my chair…this is going to be fun,” Niall says in the clip.
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Jimmie Allen to guest star on The Connors
Jimmie Allen, American Idol alum and current The Voice Battle Advisor to Blake Shelton will appear on the ABC sitcom, The Connors this season. “This is gonna be a good time!! learning my lines as I type,” Jimmie wrote as he announced the news on social media.
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Adam Lambert on his new musical, Halloween solo tour and singing with Queen: ‘I feel settled and comfortable’ – “My album ‘Velvet’ was released two weeks before everything got shutdown and canceled,” Lambert said. “Once I got over that, I wanted to be creative and do something. I had pitched this idea for a musical before the pandemic started, based on a real story about a real guy, and I started doing Zoom songwriting sessions for it during the pandemic. “Some musicals have one composer and one lyricist. But because of my experience in the music world and the theater world, we’ve chosen to work with a group of composers, lyricists and producers, almost approaching it like a pop album. “I celebrate Halloween when I’m on tour and even when I’m not on tour,” he replied. “I love the holiday, and it’s exciting to put together a (concert tour) especially for Halloween.” – Read more at SwokNews.com
Jennifer Hudson on Striving for Your Dreams and the Importance of Being Yourself – As you were preparing to launch your talk show for the first time, did you reach out to any other talk show hosts to help prepare you? Well, I mean, you know, talk shows are there, so it’s like it’s embedded in us regardless. It’s the soundtrack of our homes, it’s in our culture. So I feel like it’s always been there. The thing I was most excited about is to simply be me. I talked to—let’s see, I heard from Kelly [Clarkson], I heard from Ellen [DeGeneres], getting little insights, Sherri [Shepherd] as well, you know, things like that. But for the most part, my goal is to simply be myself. – Read more at Parade.com