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The Voice is roaring into Season 18 at NBC, and once again, it'll have a new coach to break in. Pop star Nick Jonas is ready to make his mark on the NBC singing competition, and it appears he's left a good first impression with host Carson Daly.
Daly, who has seen his fair share of coaches throughout his tenure on The Voice, was recently asked about his thoughts on Jonas ahead of the premiere of Season 18. The former late-night host shared his thoughts on Jonas as a person, and talked about the energy he's brought into The Voice in the Blind Auditions.
He's a really nice guy and musically, he's incredibly impressive, but he came to win...It took about two hours of everyone being nice before the gloves came off. Nick sees right through Blake's BS, and it's very entertaining and refreshing. Blake's won six times, but he hasn't won in a while, and he's still like, 'This is my show! I'm the big winner here!'
Nick Jonas will take shots early at his peers in The Voice Season 18, and hopefully win some contestants over to his team in the meantime. As a new coach, that will be his biggest challenge as he'll be the only coach on the roster with an unproven track record of success. As Carson Daly told TVInsider, Blake Shelton is the show's winning-est coach, but Kelly Clarkson has had an impressive run of 3 wins in the past 4 seasons. Coach John Legend got his first win a couple seasons ago as well, so Jonas will have some disadvantage as a newbie.
Of course, just because Nick Jonas doesn't have a history of wins on The Voice doesn't mean he's doomed. Jonas has been in the music business for quite some time, and has plenty of advice and experience to share with young competitors that join his team. Carson Daly noticed the incoming coach was attentive to certain types of singers in the opening stages of the competition, which will be something interesting for fans to watch.
He's very empathetic toward young male artists. I don't know if it influences his decisions, but it's something to watch for, how he reacts seeing essentially younger versions of himself.
Nick Jonas will replace exiting judge Gwen Stefani, who has been in and out of The Voice for many years now. It's not known how long the NBC series will keep Jonas in its ranks, or how long he wishes to be a part of the program. Hopefully, if the audience responds well to his style of coaching, taste in competitors, and responses to corny jokes, he'll stay on for more seasons.
The Voice Season 18 premieres on NBC Monday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Be sure to stick with CinemaBlend for more on the competition, and a look at other things happening in television in 2020.