Surprising as it is, Ariana Grande sitting on the red chair as a coach on The Voice makes absolute sense to fact and fantasy. Here, we run down the things we expect she’ll do on her debut season.
Ariana Grande is no stranger to singing competitions. While her ascent into pop superstardom didn’t involve her going through the talent show and reality television hybrid, her songs have been played and performed from nerve-wracking auditions to concert-like live productions. This season alone on The Voice, pov and Stuck With U have been featured on the highly anticipated Battle Rounds. An unlikely coincidence or perhaps an act of divine providence, this was perhaps an allusion to the secret that the show was keeping under wraps until now.
“Surprise!!!” Ariana Grande wrote on Instagram. Perched on the now iconic red chair with the words “I Want You” splashed across, wearing a cinched leopard-printed Lanvin dress, the singer details her involvement on The Voice as a coach. “I am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson, @johnlegend, @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice! <3 @nickjonas we will miss you.”
After checking that this was no prelude to an April Fool’s joke, social media erupted to this announcement, which can be summed accordingly: best news ever.
Ariana Grande On The Voice
The rotation of singing sensations taking to the turning red chair isn’t entirely a new thing. Every season or so, there is almost always a familiar or fresh face assuming the role as a coach. Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Gwen Stefani, Usher, Pharrell, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, and Jennifer Hudson, you name it, they all have warmed up the fourth seat on, much to the delight of longtime fans of the show, as well as of the supporters of the stars. While the current run of The Voice is still about to climax, we already have so much to look forward with Ariana Grande.
So, while we wait for Ariana Grande to take her seat and turn for the hopefuls that show up on The Voice, we are running down things we expect her to do on the show. Sure, she has yet to sit in as a coach, but even this early on, it is a choice that makes absolute sense.
Coach Ari Reporting For Duty
There isn’t anything else known about her turn on The Voice, but as a stellar singer and an exceptional performer, it is certain that Ariana Grande has the chops to pick out voices that will cut through the quality of talent on the show. Having had a guest judge spot on reality shows such as RuPaul’s Drag Race (where she recently hit a milestone as the most lipsynced artist in the competition’s herstory), she knows how to balance constructive criticism and cheery compliments. Also, she’s funny and feisty, too. Her firecracker of a personality will certainly bounce of well with current judges, Blake Shelton, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson. Oh, the blind auditions will be entertaining, for sure.
Serious Musical Cred
Ariana Grande knows what she wants and she goes for it, and turning her red chair on The Voice will definitely be no exception. Aside from her pulse for what sounds good and a finely tuned acumen for the industry, Ariana Granda traces her musical origins in theater and even on Broadway (Charlotte on Jason Robert Brown’s 13 and Hairspray Live). So, she will sense great singing when she hears it.
No Stranger To The Voice
Everyone remembers her Into You and Dangerous Woman performance with Christina Aguilera on The Voice finale in 2016, but Ariana Grande has also graced other stages of the show. From The Voice Italy to The Voice Holland, Miss Ari is will surely fit right in with the TV family.
The Star Power, Can You Imagine?
During the battle rounds, the coaches bring in top-tier talent to stand is advisers, helping them shape the performances of the contestants to the very best it can possibly be. With Ariana Grande on The Voice, we can definitely expect some serious wattage of star power with her list of frequent collaborators and friends. Will we see Jessie J or Lady Gaga by her side? How about the return of, Pharrell, Jennifer Hudson and Mariah Carey perhaps? Well, it seems that the sky is the limit.
Ariana Grande Will Be Poppin’ On Fashion
Just like Gwen Stefani and Miley Cyrus, it won’t be too far off for Ariana Grande to show up in some amazing fashion for her debut on The Voice. From her penchant for edgy, street-ready off-duty looks to dazzling red carpet stunners, a selection of great style choices are on the horizon, no doubt. Having enlisted a major fashion house for her surprise announcement, who knows what else she could wear on the show. Giambattista Valli or Givenchy perhaps?