Alicia Keys Is Returning for ‘The Voice’ Season 14
“The Voice” has announced its 4th coach for its upcoming season 14. Alicia Keys will return to the iconic turning red chair for season 14 of the NBC singing competition show, joining coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and newcomer Kelly Clarkson.
Alicia’s triumphant return to the show is announced via a special video which NBC releases on the show’s YouTube channel. “I’m so excited because I get to announce who the final, fourth coach is on season 14,” Kelly says at the beginning of the video. “I’m the new one, but this the fourth one that we haven’t mentioned yet.”
The “Because of You” hitmaker later opens the door only to get pranksters Adam and Blake pretending to be the new coach. Later, Alicia pops up, yelling, “I’m back! Defending my crown!”
The 15-time Grammy Award winner previously won season 12 as her artist Chris Blue was named The Voice. However, Kelly doesn’t let it intimidate her. “Alright y’all, Alicia Keys, y’all. Season 14, she’s back. Is she going to win? No, ’cause I’m here,” she jokes, while laughing along with Alicia.
“We are thrilled to welcome back Alicia’s positive energy, competitive spirit and sheer talent. She brings unparalleled expertise and has proven she knows how to help artists win,” Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment, said on Wednesday, October 18 in a statement. “The chemistry between Alicia, Kelly, Adam and Blake will make for a wildly unpredictable and compelling season 14!”
Season 14 marks Alicia’s third time coaching on the reality TV juggernaut. In addition to serving as a coach in season 12, she coached in season 11.
Current season 13 of “The Voice”, featuring Adam, Blake, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson as coaches, airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 P.M. on NBC.