NBC has announced that Alicia Keys will be the returning to "The Voice" to occupy the fourth red chair.
The big reveal was made through a digital exclusive video posted online. New coach Kelly Clarkson introduced the fourth coach. And, after some interruptions from mainstays Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, Keys stepped out to declare that she will be "defending my crown."
It can be recalled that Keys won the 12th season of the reality singing competition with Chris Blue. Keys and Clarkson will be replacing current season 13 coaches, Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus. Fans have already expressed their excitement to see how the coaches' dynamic will change with Clarkson and Keys.
"We are thrilled to welcome back Alicia's positive energy, competitive spirit and sheer talent," NBC Entertainment president of alternative and reality group Paul Telegdy said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "She brings unparalleled expertise and has proven she knows how to help artists win. The chemistry between Alicia, Kelly, Adam, and Blake will make for a wildly unpredictable and compelling season 14!"
"The Voice" season 13 recently concluded its second battle round, with six more contestants getting the boot. In Team Hudson, Maharasyi lost to Davon Fleming with Whitney Houston's "I'm Your Baby Tonight." In Team Cyrus, Ilianna Viramontes lost to Chloe Kohanski with Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman."
Both Team Levine and Team Shelton lost two members. In Team Levine, Hannah Mrozak beat Brandon Showell with Major Lazer's "Cold Water," and Dave Crosby lost to Dylan Gerard with Jackson Browne's "Doctor My Eyes."
In Team Shelton, Esera Tuaolo proved to be the better singer, winning over Rebecca Brunner with NSYNC's "This I Promise You." Also, Dennis Drummond lost to Mitchell Lee with Counting Crows' "Mr. Jones." However, as a last-minute surprise, Levine stole Drummond and saved him from elimination, giving him another day to sing his heart out.
"The Voice" season 13 airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC.