The Voice is gearing up for Season 15 in a big way! It has announced the judges/coaches for the next season of the reality singing competition and fans should be pleased. Blake Shelton and Adam Levine will be back for their fifteenth consecutive season of the show, alongside some familiar faces. So who are they? Season 14 judge Kelly Clarkson will return alongside Season 13 judge Jennifer Hudson.
While Blake Shelton and Adam Levine have been a part of The Voice since the beginning, the other two judges' seats have seen a revolving door of activity. For Season 15, one of those revolving slots will remain the same. The announcement comes while new judge Kelly Clarkson is still in the midst of her first season. Fans will have to watch to see if Clarkson will be a defending champion in Season 15. Whether she coaches a singer to victory or not, it should be fun to see how Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson work together with Shelton and Levine.
Jennifer Hudson returns to The Voice after being a coach on two seasons of the UK version of the series. She was a coach in Season 6 and Season 7 on the British side of the pond. Hudson won her very first season on the show. In between her stints on the UK version of The Voice, Hudson was a judge on the U.S. version in Season 13. Blake Shelton ended up winning that season while Kelly Clarkson was a key advisor for the teams.
The fact that Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson both appeared on American Idol will not be lost on fans. The singing sensations did not star on the same season of the reality series. Kelly Clarkson was in Season 1, while Hudson was in Season 3 of the show. Since then, they have both went on to have enormously successful careers. Here is hoping fans will get a duet between the singers. Can you think of something more marvelous?
While Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson will both have one season of the U.S. version of The Voice under their belts when they return as coaches in Season 15, Hudson has also been a coach twice on the U.K. version and won. That legacy could give her an edge over Clarkson. Of course, both of them will have to contend with series veterans Blake Shelton and Adam Levine for the win. The competition between coaches should be nothing less than fascinating. Fans will have to see how it all plays out when Season 15 premieres on NBC, this fall.