‘The Voice’ Returning This Fall: Two Coaches Out, One Returns, One Joins

NBC’s The Voice is returning this fall for its 22nd season without longtime coach Kelly Clarkson and Season 21 coach…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 15, 2022


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Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton, John Legend; Photo by NBC The Voice

NBC’s The Voice is returning this fall for its 22nd season without longtime coach Kelly Clarkson and Season 21 coach Ariana Grande. 

On Sunday, it was revealed that Camila Cabello will join the show, replacing Clarkson, who has appeared as a coach for the last eight seasons. 

Kelly Clarkson; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC
Kelly Clarkson; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

The news comes after coach Gwen Stefani confirmed her return to the show on Friday.

Cabello is no stranger to reality television as she got her start on Fox’s The X Factor as part of Fifth Harmony with Ally Brooke, Normani, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui. 

Cabello will appear as a coach alongside Stefani, John Legend, and Blake Shelton. 

The beloved The Voice cast welcomed the three-time GRAMMY nominee to the show via social media with a TikTok featuring a verse from Mika’s 2007 song, “Grace Kelly.” 

“#Duet this if you’re going to be a Coach on #TheVoice this fall,” the initial caption read Cabello shared her own post and added, “See you this fall #TheVoice.” 

Cabello previously appeared on The Voice as an adviser to John Legend. 

In an interview with Extra, Legend gushed over Cabello’s experience and said she was “the perfect advisor.” 

Camila Cabello, John Legend; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC
Camila Cabello, John Legend; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

“She has navigated a singing competition before and done very well on it,” he explained. 

“She was part of a group, and in this battle setting, where the artists are dueting with each other, that’s a very important skill to have,” he continued. “And obviously, she’s an incredibly successful artist and performer in her own right, and all the things she’s learned throughout these years are going to be so important for our team.”

During her time on the show, the “Havana” singer said, “I would not be where I am today if I hadn’t auditioned for a show like this. It genuinely gives people an opportunity, which I think is so amazing, so beautiful.”

The Voice returns to NBC this fall.

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.