Jennifer Hudson to Join ‘The Voice’ as Coach for Season 13
Singer and Actress Jennifer Hudson
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Jennifer Hudson to Join ‘The Voice’ as Coach for Season 13

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It looks like one American Idol alum will be making the switch to rival talent show The Voice, as Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has officially signed on as a judge for Season 13.

The singer will be filling show favorite Alicia Keys’s spot, joining Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and a returning Miley Cyrus, according to Variety.

 

Singer and Actress Jennifer Hudson
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“Jennifer is an extraordinary vocal talent and one of the premier voices of our time. She embodies the experience, expertise, positivity and sheer talent that The Voice stands for,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and reality division.

 

“Her exceptional skills as a singer and actress have extended to film, television and Broadway, which makes her an incredible addition and a natural fit for our show.”

The singer should already know what to expect, as she served as the winning coach on the U.K. edition of the series just last year.

 

As someone who’s already gone through the reality competition process, she’s certainly a prime candidate.

 

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While she didn’t win her season of AI, losing to friend and fellow R&B star Fantasia, she went on to win an Academy Award for her supporting role in Dreamgirls.

American Idol is also set to return to ABC, and will certainly be compared to its NBC counterpart upon its arrival.

 

Will you be tuning into Jennifer on The Voice? Sound off below.

The Voice Season 13 premieres this fall on NBC.