With Dan + Shay working with Blake Shelton’s team, Luis Fonsi helping Kelly Clarkson, Darren Criss joining Nick Jonas and Brandy teaming up with John Legend, The Voice season 20 is ready for Battles with awesome advisors.
The Voice previews the Battles, set to begin next week, with a new clip featuring the coaches and their mentors in action.
Blake mentored the pair in their early days, now Dan + Shay are thrilled to join him as established artists and to “be able to pass along what we’ve learned from people like Blake. It’s very fulfilling.”
Kelly brings on Luis Fonsi who is actually a The Voice veteran! The Latin artist has been a coach in Chile, Spain and US Spanish language La Voz. He’s also been a mentor in Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. His stint with Kelly will be his first in English.
Fun fact: Nick Jonas followed Glee star Darren Criss as lead in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying back in 2012! Also, because the two had similar hair-dos back in the early 200s, “people joked that I would be the bonus Jonas,” Darren quipes. “I think you could pass as a Kevin,” Nick jokes.
“I’m so happy to be here,” says R&B legend Brandy to The Voice fans. “This is a dream. Music is my life. So to be a part of such a wonderful show that represents music and singers and to be sitting next to John is a dream.” John insists that it’s a “dream come true for all of us!” adding, “Wait till our singers meet Brandy!”
The Voice 20 Battles Spoilers
In the clip, Emma Caroline and Cam Anthony are paired up for Team Blake. Gean Garcia and Ryleigh Modig square off for Team Kelly. Lindsay Joan and Zae Romano square off for Team Nick. And Christine Cain and Pia Renee face off for Team Legend.
But, if it’s full Battle spoilers you’re looking for, we have them right here! Just don’t dish them in the comments below.
Also, Kelly announced on Monday that due to illness, Kelsea Ballerini took her place for the studio tapings of the Battles. But as the clip proves, prior to the performances, Kelly worked with her advisor to prepare her teams for Battle. The round won’t be totally Kelly free. Yay.