The Voice 24: Reba McEntire takes Blake Shelton country chair, joins Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Niall Horan
Confirmed at today’s upfront presentation in New York City: The Voice reveals the coaches panel lineup for season 24 which airs fall 2023.
And taking Blake Shelton’s country seat is none other than Reba McEntire. She’s a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, actress and veteran music hitmaker. She most recently served as Knockout round mega mentor for all four coaches on The Voice season 23, which will air it’s two-part finale next week Monday May 22 and Tuesday May 23rd.
Familiar faces will take the three remaining big red chairs, including John Legend, who took a season off, but is returning for his 7th go as coach. Gwen Stefani who also returns after a season off and is back for her 7th season. And newbie coach Niall Horan will be a newbie no more when he sits on the panel for a second season next fall.
The Voice season 23 Live shows kick off Monday night (May 15)
Season 23 live shows kick off Monday May 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with a two-hour semi-final. The top 8 artists will perform live for the first time in front of coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan and Chance the Rapper for their chance at a spot in the finale. Viewers will vote for their favorite artist in real time, and the results will be revealed at the end of the show.
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Kelly sitting out season 24 isn’t a surprise. The Kelly Clarkson Show is moving to New York City in the fall and she’s got a ton on her plate. The singer took off last fall to spend more time with her kids. The question is whether she’ll fit in a cross country trip to serve on The Voice 25 in the spring.
Chance the Rapper may be a one and done kinda coach. But who knows, maybe he’ll return in the Spring as well.
Reba taking that seat is a surprise. She’s said in the past that she had no interest in “judging” contestants in a competition. She turned down the job when NBC offered it to her for season 1. It’s full circle. NBC hired Blake Shelton instead, and now that he left the show for good, Reba takes his place. At least for the time being.