Jennifer Hudson Joins 'The Voice' Season 13 As Coach

Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson is joining the hit NBC reality series as a coach for season 13, EW has confirmed.

"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," said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. "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."

The 36-year-old powerhouse singer joins coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton and returning coach Miley Cyrus, as well as host Carson Daly. Stepping away from the show is coach Alicia Keys.

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