Reports indicate that Snoop Dogg will join The Voice as Mega Mentor on the current 20th season, joining coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Nick Jonas. The rapper will be mentoring the remaining artists who made it through the Battle Rounds as each team prepares for Knockouts, per a report from NBC. The Knockouts are set to begin Monday, April 19.
In the Knockouts, artists are paired against a teammate, much like during Battles, but they select their own song to individually perform while their direct competitor watches and waits. Snoop Dogg will impart a new and fresh perspective to help the artists with their performances and the Coaches will choose the winner to advance from their team. Each coach also has one steal during the Knockouts.
The four artists that were saved by their coaches during the Battle Rounds will compete in a Four-Way Knockout, and each artist will receive individual coaching and rehearsals with their coach, as well as Mega Mentor Snoop Dogg. The winner will then be chosen by America.
The Voice has been bringing out all the mega superstars recently. Kelsea Ballerini stepped in for Kelly Clarkson during Battle Rounds as the talk show host was out sick. And recently, it was announced that Ariana Grande will be joining Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton as a coach for Season 21, replacing Nick Jonas.
Previous Mega Mentors on The Voice include Usher, James Taylor, Taylor Swift (who was a Mega Mentor twice), future coaches Kelly Clarkson and Miley Cyrus, and Mariah Carey. Snoop Dogg has been in the industry for nearly three decades, releasing 19 studio albums and selling over 40 million albums worldwide. He’s reached Number 1 on the Billboard charts internationally numerous times and received 20 Grammy nominations, plus he's friends with Martha Stewart and appeared recently in Dolemite is My Name. Given he's always up to random stuff, there's no question why NBC decided to appoint the rapper Mega Mentor for Season 20. He's also simply achieved a lot throughout his career and will be a great mentor for the aspiring artists on the series.
While he is a rap artist, Snoop Dogg is no stranger to television. He’s made appearances on Epic Rap Battles of History, Wild n Out, Lip Sync Battle, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta and Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, among plenty of others. Artists on The Voice range from young to old, country to pop, and more. With all of Snoop Dogg’s experience, he’ll be a wonderful asset for everyone. And to see his chemistry with the four coaches will also be something to look forward to!