Despite rumors swirling early this week about inaugural American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson being in talks to join that show's ABC revival, NBC announced Thursday (May 11) that she'll instead be a coach on season 14 of The Voice.
“I’m so excited to join The Voice at NBC,” Clarkson -- who will so far be joined in the season after next by original coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton -- says in a press release announcing the news. “We’ve gone back and forth about a role as a coach for years, but the timing hasn’t been right until now. I have always loved appearing on the show as an adviser or performer and established an amazing relationship with the network during my Christmas special. I can’t wait to turn my chair and see the faces of up-and-coming artists and provide them with the help and support they’ve needed to break into the industry. Watch out Shelton, I’m comin’ to win!!”