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Entertainment John Legend Joins 'The Voice' as Season 16 Coach (Exclusive)

07:50  14 september  2018
07:50  14 september  2018 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

John Legend Joins 'The Voice' as Season 16 Coach (Exclusive)

  John Legend Joins 'The Voice' as Season 16 Coach (Exclusive) The newly minted Emmy winner will replace Jennifer Hudson on the forthcoming season of the NBC singing competition.Legend, fresh off his Emmy win for his role in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live, has joined The Voice as a coach for its upcoming 16th season in the spring. Legend will join the spring panel that includes returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Jennifer Hudson, who coached the 13th and upcoming 15th season of the NBC singing competition, is not returning. Carson Daly will again return as host.

John Legend in, Jennifer Hudson out. Legend , fresh off his Emmy win for his role in Jesus Christ Superstar Live, has joined NBC's The Voice as a coach for its upcoming 16 th season in the spring. Legend will join the panel with returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

John Legend is joining " The Voice " for the show's sixteenth season as a coach , Variety has confirmed. Legend will take over the spot currently held by Jennifer Hudson, who will serve as a coach on Season 15, which debuts on Sept. 24. Season 16 will launch this spring.

John Legend wearing a suit and tie© Provided by The Hollywood Reporter

John Legend in, Jennifer Hudson out.

Legend, fresh off his Emmy win for his role in Jesus Christ Superstar Live,has joined NBC's The Voice as a coach for its upcoming 16th season in the spring. Legend will join the panel with returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Hudson, who coached the 13th and upcoming 15th season of the NBC singing competition, is not returning. Carson Daly will again return as host.

Legend, sources say, came to NBC with a desire to be on The Voice. With his Emmy for Jesus Christ Superstar Live, he is now a new member of the rare EGOT club, having won 10 Grammys, an Oscar (for the original song "Glory," from Selma) and a Tony (for co-producing Jitney).

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John Legend will join The Voice as a coach in season 16 . Fresh off his EGOT, John Legend isn’t slowing down. NBC announced Thursday that the famous singer will be joining The Voice as a coach for season 16 , which will debut in spring 2019.

Legend will join the panel with returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Hudson, who coached the 13th and upcoming 15th season of the NBC singing competition, is not returning. Legend , sources say, came to NBC with a desire to be on The Voice .

"I'm thrilled to join the coaches of The Voice. I've been a guest and mentor on the show multiple times, and I'm so excited to discover talented singers and help them make the most of their gift. I hope the world is ready for #TeamJL," Legend said in a statement.

Clarkson has been a coach on The Voice since season 14. She first appearedin season two as a part-time adviser, returning in season 13 in the same role. Levine and Shelton have been coaches since the show premiered in 2011.

"John Legend is a one-of-a-kind musician and producer with remarkable skills that are beyond measure," said Paul Telegdy, president of the alternative and reality group at NBC. "His multidimensional career and incredible talents provide a repertoire that will excite and inspire our artists. This coaching panel is sure to ignite season 16."

Legend is repped by WME and Del Shaw.

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The San Diego Padres have fired hitting coach and Saint John native Matt Stairs after one year on the job as the team continued to rank at the bottom of the majors in key offensive stats. General manager A.J. Preller confirmed the move Tuesday, saying in a text to The Associated Press: "We made the change."The rebuilding Padres finished last in the National League West at 66-96, five losses worse than 2017.Stairs' replacement will be the Padres' 10th hitting coach since Petco Park opened in 2004.The Saint John native had replaced Alan Zinter, who was fired on Sept. 1, 2017.

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