With the 14th season of "The Voice" about to conclude, next season's female coaches have been announced. There had been talk of Kelly Clarkson returning and "American Idol" alum Jennifer Hudson confirmed just that. Hudson "hijacked" Clarkson's Instagram to announce that she and Clarkson would be coaches on season 15 of the series later this fall.
Hudson recorded a video to "tell a secret" and was unsure if Clarkson even knew she was signed on for another season. "If not, she's going to find out when she sees this!' Hudson chuckled before singing a lick of Clarkson's hit "Since U Been Gone."
Clarkson is the newest coach on "The Voice" and with that, she brought her bold personality to the panel - one that finds Clarkson shouting, laughing and bouncing out of her seat. It's just one fraction of the promotion Clarkson is receiving during her Meaning of Life album era. During season 13, she performed "Medicine," a song that was slated as the official second single from the album but was replaced by the ballad "I Don't Think About You" (see "The Voice" performance of the single above).
Fans are concerned returning may hinder an upcoming tour for Meaning of Life though no dates have yet been announced. The singer-songwriter has hinted that news of the tour won't happen until after the current season of "The Voice." With taping of auditions and when they will actually air on NBC this fall, Clarkson will have time to hit the road for her favorite part of her job in between holding her seat advising aspiring artists.
Since joining "The Voice," Clarkson has been teaming up with NBC on other projects for the network as well. On May 24, NBC will air its fourth annual "Rose Nose Day Special 2018" where Clarkson, whose mother was an educator, will visit a third grade classroom where students are raising money for Red Nose Day. She'll participate in a rally featuring creative ways to raise those funds.
Just four days prior to NBC airing the "Red Nose Day Special," Clarkson will take the stage to host and perform at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Clarkson and John Legend are only just a few names added to the slate for a performance during the broadcast. The two are no strangers to lending their voices together. John Legend appeared on Clarkson's sixth studio album Piece by Piece on the track "Run Run Run" and have sang together during Clarkson's tour. The two powerhouse vocalists also appeared on the short lived "Duets" on ABC in 2012. During the 2018 broadcast which is now on NBC, Clarkson confirmed she will also perform the track "Whole Lotta Woman" from her latest album. Clarkson has performed the track at various events including late night TV.