Gwen Stefani is out for the next season of NBC’s The Voice and her longtime boyfriend, Blake Shelton, is already feuding with her replacement: pop star Nick Jonas.
The big news was announced Monday (Oct. 7) when Jonas and his brothers, Kevin and Joe, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. While Jonas planned to officially announce his plans to join the hit TV show on Tuesday, DeGeneres had other plans.
Surprising him with a video montage with messages from his soon-to-be fellow coaches, Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend, DeGeneres let the cat out of the bag one day early.
Shelton opened the clip with a hilarious message for Jonas.
“Nick Jonas, how you doin’ buddy? I heard you were going to be a new coach on The Voice and I, first of all, wanted to say congratulations, I guess, but second of all, voice some concerns I have,” he shared. “I have to look through the rules, ’cause this is my TV show. I’m not sure you’re even old enough to be a coach on The Voice, but I’m certain that you’re going to get your butt kicked, buddy.”
In her video, Clarkson suggested that she and Jonas should form an alliance, while Legend invited him to join his mission to “destroy Blake Shelton.”
Jonas had the best response to Shelton, telling him, “Just to be clear, Blake, I’m going to kick your a–!”
Nick Jonas will join Shelton, Clarkson and Legend on the 18th season of The Voice. A premiere date has yet to be announced as the show is currently airing its 17th season on NBC.