Jennifer Hudson is the latest celebrity to join NBC’s The Voice.
Hudson, who, ironically, is known for her time spent on third season of American Idol, has been tapped to be a celebrity coach on Season 13 of the hit singing competition show. J. Hud will coach alongside veterans Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, as well as Miley Cyrus.
Following the release of the big news, Hudson, who also served as a coach on the U.K. version, wrote on Instagram: “In tears thinking of what this means and represents to me and knowing and walking the journey! Wow, who would of thought after being a contestant, that one day, I would be sitting in one of those chairs from the U.K. To the u.s! Only God !!!! Oh but I made it!”
The Voice President, Paul Telegdy, also wrote in a statement: “Jennifer is an extraordinary vocal talent and one of the premier voices of our time. She embodies the experience, expertise, positivity and sheer talent that The Voice stands for. “Her exceptional skills as a singer and actress have extended to film, television and Broadway, which makes her an incredible addition and a natural fit for our show.”
Congrats to the singer. Season 13 will premiere this fall.