It’s official – Nick Jonas is joining Season 18 of The Voice (Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2). The first-time coach will replace Gwen Stefani, who was announced as a late addition this summer when original coach Adam Levine made the last-minute decision to vacate his chair in Season 17. Jonas shared the news during his Tuesday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, with DeGeneres tweeting a clip of the announcement late on Monday.
Visiting the daytime talk show with his brothers Kevin and Joe Jonas, Nick initially protested Ellen’s urging to share the good news on her show. “Well, I said I’m gonna make the announcement tomorrow, though,” said Jonas. “I know but I want you to do it today,” DeGeneres said. “You owe me because remember we just talked about how you were so sorry you haven’t been here sooner,” said DeGeneres, before playing a clip that included The Voice coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton giving Jonas a warm welcome. JK, Blake is out for blood and Kelly and John are already talking alliance strategies.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 8, 2019
Season 18 will mark Jonas’ first time as a coach on The Voice, but the singer got a sneak peek of what it will be like to share his knowledge with aspiring musicians earlier this year when he appeared on NBC’s Songland, a new reality show that gives amateur songwriters the chance to perform their song in front of a group of award-winning songwriters and a guest-musician. NBC made the news of Jonas joining The Voice official after DeGeneres shared the clip on her Twitter page, with the company releasing a statement. “As a member of one of the hottest pop groups, Nick’s success in navigating all aspects of the music industry is exceptional,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “We were so impressed by his innate musicality, technical aptitude and passion that he brought to Songland earlier this year and know he will be an incredible fit as a coach on The Voice. We are excited to see Nick lend his mentorship, relatability and breadth of knowledge to a new crop of artists.”
Nick will be able to get some pointers from older brother Joe Jonas, who became a coach on the Australian version of The Voice in 2018. Nick also made a brief appearance on the US version of The Voice during the show’s eighth season, acting as the guest mentor for Christina Aguilera’s team.
The popstar has been busy touring with the recently reunited Jonas Brothers, who released their fifth studio album Happiness Begins in June and are planning to drop their joint memoir Blood in November. Nick also stars in the upcoming war drama Midway that will hit theatres on November 8 and has reprised his role in Jumanji: The Next Level, which will be released December 13. But he still has time to put The Voice coaches on notice that he’s coming for them.
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The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2.