Season 20 of NBC's The Voice ended on a high note so now fans are anxiously anticipating the next season. Here's everything you need to know about what's to come on The Voice season 21 from new coaches joining the team, to timing and other expectations.
Ariana Grande will be joining as a new coach
Grammy winner Ariana Grande has officially signed on as a Voice coach and will be replacing Nick Jonas in the upcoming season. The 28-year-old pop star will be joining Blake Shelton, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson as the singing competition's latest new coach. We can't wait to see if she has the sass to deal with her fellow coaches while fighting over contestants during the blind auditions.
Grande shared a pic with her exciting news on social media, making sure to pay respect to the fact that she will be filling Nick Jonas's big red chair.
"surprise !!! i am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice ! 🤍 @nickjonas we will miss you"
According to Billboard, Grande also shared a statement about her upcoming gig via NBC.
"I'm so honored and excited to join The Voice family! I have been a huge fan of the show for such a long time. I can't wait to go head-to-head with the incredible coaches, get to know these new artists and help to take their craft to the next level."
The superstar is the latest of The Voice's younger coaches to join the show. Similar to Jonas or Miley Cyrus, they all have special expertise to offer to some of the young contestants which seems to be trending season after season. They all got their big start when they were children so they know what it's like to navigate fame and pursue a career at a young age. Most recently, Gwen Stefani had the youngest winner of The Voice on her team in season 19 -- 15-year-old Carter Rubin.
When will it air?
The series revealed on social media that the new season will begin airing on September 20.
Each season, the coaches bring in special mentors to help their teams during the battle rounds. The Voice released a new promo video giving a first look at the new mentors and let's just say, they're pretty darn good. This year, we're getting double the country with our mentors! Kelly Clarkson is bringing in Jason Aldean and Blake is bringing Dierks Bentley. Meanwhile, John Legend will be working with Camila Cabello and newcomer Ariana Grande has recruited Kristin Chenoweth. It's an eclectic group so should be fun to see them all in action!
This will be the last year with two seasons
Historically, The Voice has had two seasons per year with one in the spring and one in the fall. The spring season always overlaps with American Idol which always sticks to one season per year. Starting in 2022, season 22 will premiere in the fall and will have no overlap with American Idol for the first time.
This article was originally published on March 31, 2021. It was updated on Sept. 20, 2021.