With The Voice season 18 Blind Auditions set to begin taping on October 14, I have been waiting for a big announcement. Unfortunately for Gwen Stefani, she was just a temporary replacement, as Jonas Brother, Nick Jonas will be taking a spot next to veteran coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. Check out the press release from NBC below:
Multi-platinum Grammy and Golden Globe Award-nominated recording artist, actor and award-winning songwriter Nick Jonas will join the upcoming spring cycle of The Voice as a coach.
Jonas, who has had a successful career in film, television and music – both solo and with Grammy-nominated multi-platinum powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers – will be joined by returning music superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton and host Carson Daly on the hit musical competition series.
Jonas announced the big news today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show while promoting Jonas Brothers’ platinum album and current single, “Only Human.” See the clip here:
“As a member of one of the hottest pop groups, Nick’s success in navigating all aspects of the music industry is exceptional,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “We were so impressed by his innate musicality, technical aptitude and passion that he brought to Songland earlier this year and know he will be an incredible fit as a coach on ‘The Voice.’ We are excited to see Nick lend his mentorship, relatability and breadth of knowledge to a new crop of artists.”
“I’m so excited to be a part of ‘The Voice’ family,” said Jonas. “It’s such an awesome group of individuals, and I can’t wait to help these artists really build and hone in to find their unique voices.”
Additionally, Nick served as Christina Aguilera’s Battle Round mentor for season 8 in 2015.
Nick was a standout on Songland, proving once and for all the youngest Jonas is the mastermind of the group. He knew exactly how to produce the song, “Greenlight,” the group eventually chose to record. The song hit No. 1 on the iTunes chart. In my recap of the episode I called him the “Brian Wilson of the Jonas Brothers.” Heh. Nick is a good choice. I’m looking forward to him sitting in the big red chair when The Voice 18 premieres winter 2020.