Oscar winner and American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson has signed on for season 13 of the NBC singing competition series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Miley Cyrus has also signed on to return for her second time as a coach. Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton will also be voice coaches.
“Jennifer is an extraordinary vocal talent and one of the premier voices of our time. She embodies the experience, expertise, positivity and sheer talent that The Voice stands for,” said NBC Entertainment alternative and reality group president Paul Telegdy. “Her exceptional skills as a singer and actress have extended to film, television and Broadway, which makes her an incredible addition and a natural fit for our show.”
Jennifer Hudson could have possibly been hired to be leverage over American Idol which is expected to make its return to tv in 2017 or 2018. Jennifer Hudson competed in the third season of American Idol, where she was voted off in week seven. She then signed a record deal with Arista Records later that year.
Hudson first became a household name when she competed on the third season of Idol in 2004. She was shockingly voted off in week seven, but went onto sign a record deal with Arista Records later that year.