Jennifer Hudson is heading back to The Voice – and this time on home-soil!
Fresh from winning her inaugural season on the UK branch of the show, it has been announced that the Oscar and Grammy winner will be joining season 13 of the US series.
Set to air this September, J.Hud will star as a coach alongside Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton.
Speaking on her addition to the panel, NBC Entertainment president Paul Telegdy said:
“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. 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.”
The news comes as singer-actress readies her fourth studio album for release later this year.
During Hudson’s run on the UK show, she easily served as one of – if not “the” – most popular personality on the panel. As such, she’ll most definitely be an asset.
Musically, we’re buzzed for her because this’ll also provide a solid platform to plug her new material too. A win for all.