Ariana Grande is ready to rough it in the first video promo peek at her upcoming run as a coach on The Voice. And if you know Ari, you know that she is totally the outdoorsy type who loves to sit around in her dirty jeans and strum a guitar while singing folk songs at a campfire.
We’re kidding, of course. In the “Voice Campout” video that dropped on Tuesday (July 27), Blake Shelton strums an acoustic guitar as he sits in a lawn chair in the woods with fellow coaches John Legend and Kelly Clarkson.
“This is really nice,” Clarkson says, as Shelton points to a shooting star as they’re gathered around a cozy fire. Legend responds: “You mean Alpha Centauri?”
No, actually, Shelton was pointing to Grande, who arrives on set in a sparkly silver minidress and heels, lounging on a giant illuminated crescent moon. As one of Ari’s signature whistle notes wells up, the singer sneaks over to the fire and apologizes for being late. “So, Ariana, I’m not sure if you’re aware, [but] we kind of have a tradition,” Clarkson explains.
“Yeah, the new coach has to sing us a song around the campfire,” Legend explains. After demurring and saying it’s “so awkward” that she couldn’t possibly, suddenly Grande is literally in a spotlight with a mic, crooning the Grease classic “Hopelessly Devoted to You.” She puts on such a show that the wildlife come close to watch, including a squirrel, raccoon, several deer, a cougar, and even a bear that gets cozy with host Carson Daly.
“honored and beyond thrilled to be joining the incredible @kellyclarkson @johnlegend and @blakeshelton for season 21 of @nbcthevoice coming september 20th,” Grande tweeted along with animal emojis when sharing the video.
On Monday (July 26), the pop star shared a series of behind-the-scenes photos and one video teaser for her upcoming Voice season 21 promo along with a heartfelt message for the cast and crew behind the show. “I adore these humans so much and am already an emotional wreck worrying about saying goodbye to everyone the day of the finale and nothings even happened or aired yet,” she wrote.
Season 21 of the reality singing show will premiere on Sept. 20 on NBC.
Check out the promo below.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 27, 2021