Newly minted EGOT winner John Legend will replace Jennifer Hudson for the Spring 2019 cycle of NBC’s “The Voice.”
He joins Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, and host Carson Daly.
“John Legend is a one-of-a-kind musician and producer with remarkable skills that are beyond measure,” said Paul Telegdy, president, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “His multi-dimensional career and incredible talents provide a repertoire that will excite and inspire our artists. This coaching panel is sure to ignite season 16.”
Added Legend: “I’m thrilled to join the coaches of ‘The Voice.’ I’ve been a guest and mentor on the show multiple times and I’m so excited to discover talented singers and help them make the most of their gift. I hope the world is ready for #TeamJL.”
Legend is coming off his first Emmy win for producing NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.” Legend not only co-produced the television special but starred in it as Jesus — for which he received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. That award will be handed out at the main Emmy Awards show on Sept. 17.
Legend won a Tony Award last year for co-producing the play, “Jitney,” an Oscar for his song, “Glory,” in 2014’s “Selma,” and, well, we don’t even have to explain his illustrious Grammy-gilded music career. He won Best New Artist back in 2005.
Hudson still has one more season of “The Voice,” which premieres Monday, Sept. 24.