Nick Jonas Joins ‘The Voice’ and He’s Already Feuding with Blake Shelton

Gwen Stefani is out for the next season of NBC’s The Voice and her longtime boyfriend, Blake Shelton, is already…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 8, 2019


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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.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.