Jennifer Hudson Will Join Season 13 of ‘The Voice’ as Coach

Looks like Blake Sheldon, Adam Levine, and Miley Cyrus will have some stiff competition for Season 13 of “The Voice”, as Jennifer Hudson will be joining as a coach.

“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,” Paul Telegdy, President of NBC’s Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. “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.”

Let’s do this #TeamJHud!! See you in the fall @adamlevine @MileyCyrus & @blakeshelton! #TheVoice

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Hudson, who is a fan of “The Voice”, served as the winning coach on the UK version of the hit show earlier this year. But, she is no stranger to talent competitions, as she appeared as a contender on the third season of “American Idol” in 2004. During her time on the show, Hudson not only impressed the judges with her unbelievable vocal talents but also impressed the nationwide TV audience. Although she did not win, Jennifer Hudson went on to release her first self-titled album which debuted at no. 2 on the Billboard 200 Chart and sold over 500,000 copies in the US within its first six weeks before going gold.

Among her many accolades, Hudson won an Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA Award for her performance in the film Dreamgirls. Following her appearance in Dreamgirls, Hudson went on to co-star in films such as The Secret Lives of Bees, Sex and the City, and Chi-Raq. She also has TV credits on hit shows including “Empire”, “Smash” and HBO’s “Confirmation.”

Hudson recently released her new single, “Remember Me”, co-written by Jamie Hartman.

Season 13 of “The Voice” will begin airing in fall 2017.

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