Jennifer Hudson may have left "The Voice" after this season, but she hasn't left the franchise. Hudson has rejoined the panel of the show's British adaptation "The Voice UK," according to that show's official website, and you can watch some of her best moments from the series by playing the video above.
Hudson won the sixth season of "The Voice UK" in April 2017 with contestant Mo Adeniran, and also coached the third-place finalist Jamie Miller. The next month, the "American Idol" alum was named as the newest coach on the American version of "The Voice." But her tenure on the NBC version wasn't nearly as successful; she failed to get an artist into the finals, with her last two contestants being eliminated simultaneously in the semifinal round. Hudson also received a mixed reception from "The Voice" viewers, with Gold Derby reporting that 48 percent of readers polled disliked her as a coach.
The move would seem to benefit both parties. Keys is a previous winner of NBC's "The Voice," having taken Chris Blue to the title in season 12, so she'll be returning to the show just a year after her best season. And as a previous champion on "The Voice UK," Hudson will be much more competitive there, where she has already proven that she can deliver results and entertain audiences.
Plus, the fact that she's still part of the franchise would seemingly make it easier for her to transition back to the American edition, if Keys decides to depart again after the upcoming season. (NBC has yet to renew "The Voice" past season 14, which begins on Feb. 26, so the fate of all of the coaches depends on whether or not the show itself comes back.)
Hudson can also focus on her upcoming fourth studio album. She released her latest single "Burden Down" on Dec. 12, in advance of what would be her first record since 2014's JHUD. Hudson does not currently have a release date for the record, nor any upcoming concert dates, but she is presumably committed to "The Voice UK" through spring; the show's last season ended on Apr. 2, 2017. Wherever she's coaching, Hudson is certainly getting plenty of time in the TV spotlight to build anticipation for her new music.
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