American Idol alum OG winner and The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson has been cast in DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls sequel, titled Trolls World Tour. The singer will voice the character Delta Dawn, the mayor of the Country Trolls, reports Deadline. Additionally, Kelly will sing an original song in the film.
Kelly joins returning voice cast members Justin Timberlake (Branch), whose title song, the delightful “Can’t Stop The Feeling” earned an Oscar nomination, Anna Kendrick (Poppy), James Corden (Biggie), Caroline Hjelt (Chenille), Aino Jawo (Satin), Ron Funches (Cooper), and Kunal Nayyar (Guy Diamond). More new cast members include Anthony Ramos, Karan Soni, Flula Borg, and Jamie Dornan, Sam Rockwell, and Chance the Rapper.
The film picks up where the original left off. It’s all glitter and happiness in Troll Town until Queen Poppy and Branch make a surprising discovery — there are other Troll worlds beyond their own, each defined by a different genre of music. When a mysterious threat puts all the Trolls across the land in danger, Poppy, Branch, and their band of friends must embark on an epic quest through unfamiliar terrain to do the impossible: create harmony among the diverse Trolls to unite them against certain doom.
Kelly is on a role as far as animated features are concerned. She previously lent her voice to the Sony animated film The Star, and was recently cast as the lead voice in STX’s Uglydolls. In the midst of coaching a new season of The Voice, she’s also preparing for her own syndicated talk show which premieres in fall 2019.