The network announced on Monday that Reba McEntire will take on coaching duties for the upcoming season, after previously appearing on Season 23 as a Mega Mentor and on Season 1 as a Battle Advisor for Team Blake.
During a recent appearance on The Jennifer Hudson Show, Reba said she was having “so much fun” being back on ‘The Voice,’ as she enjoys giving advice to contestants hoping to make it big in the music world.
” … I study people when they perform and I want to be touched when they’re singing to me,” she said.
As The Ashley told you in October, Blake revealed he was leaving ‘The Voice’ after Season 23. In his announcement, the country singer credited the show for changing his life and helping him meet his wife, fellow Coach Gwen Stefani, as well as his “lifelong friend,” show host Carson Daly.
“This show has changed my life in every way for the better and it will always feel like home to me,” he said in part.
While Season 24 will be the first season of ‘The Voice’ to not feature Blake as a coach, some familiar–- and fan favorite–- coaches will return to join Reba in the Big Red Chairs, including Gwen, who is making her seventh rotation on the panel.
As fans of ‘The Voice’ may recall, Season 19 winner Carter Rubin was a member of Team Gwen.
Also returning to the show is Niall Horan, after making his debut as a coach on Season 23. Rounding out the lineup of rotating chairs is John Legend, the Coach of Season 16 winner, Maelyn Jarmon.
The EGOT winner took a break for Season 23 after welcoming a third child with wife Chrissy Teigan, but he’s back to reclaim his red chair for a seventh rotation on the panel.
Season 24 of ‘The Voice’ is scheduled to premiere this fall.
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