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Now that was a move we didn’t expect! Kelly Clarkson will not join the ‘American Idol’ reboot as previously reported, but instead she will head over to NBC for ‘The Voice.’ Kelly will join the show for season 14 in spring 2018 after Jennifer Hudson’s season with Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton—who never rotate off any seasons.
“I’m so excited to join ‘The Voice’ at NBC,” Kelly said in a statement. “We’ve gone back and forth about a role as a coach for years, but the timing hasn’t been right until now. I have always loved appearing on the show as an adviser or performer and established an amazing relationship with the network during my Christmas special. I can’t wait to turn my chair and see the faces of up-and-coming artists and provide them with the help and support they’ve needed to break into the industry. Watch out Shelton, I’m comin’ to win!!”
On a side note don’t expect Simon Cowell on ‘Idol’ either. “I was asked to do it, and the answer is no,” Cowell told “Extra’s” Terri Seymour. “I have no interest. My memories are when we first started. It was a different time with Randy [Jackson], Ryan [Seacrest] and Paula [Abdul]. You can’t recreate that. Last time I watched, it was not the same show, just the same name. I left for a reason and I never regretted that.”
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