After serving as a coach on the U.K. version, the Grammy and Oscar winning singer Jennifer Hudson is set to join fellow coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Miley Cyrus for Season 13 in the fall.
“In tears thinking of what this means and represents to me and knowing and walking the journey,” Hudson wrote on Instagram. “Wow, who would of thought after being a contestant, that one day, I would be sitting in one of those chairs from the U.K. To the u.s! Only God!!!! Oh but I made it!”
Her past on “American Idol” and beyond, makes her quite the candidate for “The Voice,” according to NBC’s alternative and reality group president, Paul Telegdy.
“Jennifer is an extraordinary vocal talent and one of the premier voices of our time,” Telegdy told The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
More recently, J-Hud joined “The Voice U.K.” and won the competition in her first year. Later this year, she is set to release her fourth album featuring the lead single “Remember Me.”