John Legend To Replace Jennifer Hudson As ‘The Voice”s Season 16 Coach

John Legend is joining “The Voice”.

The newly minted EGOT holder, 39, will replace Jennifer Hudson as a coach for the upcoming 16th season.

Legend will join longtime judges Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson who joined the singing competition two years ago.

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“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.

Hudson, who coached season 13 and 15’s contestants will not return for the spring’s 16th season.

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“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 multi-dimensional career and incredible talents provide a repertoire that will excite and inspire our artists. This coaching panel is sure to ignite season 16.”

Season 15 of “The Voice” will premiere Sept. 24.

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