Monday, March 29 marks the first Battle Rounds on NBC's The Voice season 20 and we can't wait to see all of the performances. Country singer Kelsea Ballerini will be acting as a fill-in for Kelly Clarkson, who was under the weather during filming. An episode with two country music stars coaching? Can't wait!
The Voice revealed Ballerini was stepping in on social media showing a quick snippet of her during filming. Hey Blake, you better play nice!
In a teaser promo released by NBC on March 28, we were able to get a glimpse of the upcoming pairings as well as see the "Unapologetically" singer step into Clarkson's shoes. Coaches Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, John Legend, and Clarkson brought some incredible advisors for their contestants who were also revealed -- Brandy (Team Legend), country stars Dan + Shay (Team Blake), and Luis Fonsi (Team Kelly).
We also got a quick glimpse in the clip of Coach Kelly thanking her stand-in on a phone call.
"Hey Kelsea, thank you so much. You are so amazing at this," Clarkson said before Ballerini jumped in, "Thank you, I'm sorry you're sick!"
"Gosh, I know, I am under the weather, so we're trying to be safe," Clarkson added.
As expected, we got an entertaining reaction from Blake Shelton when Ballerini was revealed in Clarkson's big red chair, while the other coaches joked Clarkson was "probably on her talk show."
"This is shocking!" The country star exclaimed at Ballerini who was quick to respond, "Two Nashville people? Uh oh..."
Based on the below breakdown of The Voice battles coming, it looks like Ballerini will only have to step in for one of Kelly Clarkson's team's performances. All of these new artists are so talented, we can't even predict what things will look like next week.
Christine Cain vs. Pia Renee
"Baby" - Brandy
Awari vs. Jose Figueroa Jr.
"You Say" - Lauren Daigle
Dana Monique vs. Devan Blake Jones
"Stuck With U" - Ariana Grande feat. Justin Bieber
Aaron Konzelman vs. Connor Christian
"I Ain't Livin' Long Like This" - Waylon Jennings
Avery Roberson vs. Ethan Lively
"Just Got Started Lovin' You" - James Otto
Gean Garcia vs. Ryleigh Modig
"pov" - Ariana Grande