Kelly Clarkson joining ‘The Voice’ as coach for 14th season

Jennifer Hudson
FILE - In this April 21, 2017, file photo, Jennifer Hudson attends Tiffany & Co. 2017 Blue Book Collection Celebration at St. Ann's Warehouse in New York. NBC announced on May 10, 2017, that Hudson would serve as a coach on the upcoming fall season of "The Voice." (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP)(STL.News) — Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson is joining the hit singing competition “The Voice” as a coach, but not for another year.

NBC announced the “Stronger” singer will join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches for the show’s 14th season. Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has been announced as a coach on the show’s 13th season, which will begin airing in fall 2017.

Clarkson has been a “Voice” adviser in previous years. She is no stranger to musical competition shows — she won the first season of Fox’s “American Idol.” Hudson, another “Idol” alumna, finished in that series’ Top 10 in 2004. She later won an Oscar for “Dream Girls.”

The early announcement of Clarkson as a coach could be in response to ABC’s announcement that it will bring back “American Idol.”

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