“Surprise! I am beyond thrilled, honored [and] excited to be joining Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton next season — Season 21 of The Voice,” Grande tweeted with a photo of her fancy new chair. “Nick Jonas, we will miss you!”
“As an undeniable force in pop music, Ariana’s inimitable success in the music industry is extraordinary,” Jenny Groom, Executive Vice President of Unscripted Content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, added in a statement. “We were thrilled to learn that she is a true fan of ‘The Voice’ and know that this enthusiasm will add to her impact as a dynamic coach. Ariana is a visionary with over a decade of experience in the music industry. Her unmatched vocal skills, creativity and unique expertise on all facets of the industry will make her an invaluable coach to the next generation of artists.”
Check out Grande’s announcement in full below:
surprise !!! i am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice ! 🤍 @nickjonas we will miss you pic.twitter.com/BAmaXxDVLp
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) March 30, 2021
In The Voice‘s ever-revolving game of musical chairs, Jonas (who had previously coached in Season 18) returned in Season 20 in to fill in for an exiting Gwen Stefani.
New episodes of The Voice‘s 20th season are currently airing on NBC. And speaking of replacements, Kelsea Ballerini sat in for Clarkson on Monday, an episode which saw several fan-favorite singers depart in the first Battles. The bittersweet episode also welcomed Dan + Shay (Team Blake), Luis Fonsi (Team Kelly), Brandy (Team Legend) and Darren Criss (Team Nick) as Battle advisors.
Are you excited to see Grande join The Voice, or would you rather Jonas stick around for another season? Wherever you stand (or sit) on this major shift, drop a comment with your thoughts below.