After eight years on “The Voice,” Kelly Clarkson is bidding farewell to the singing competitors. The well-liked coach and crew chief has led 4 acts to victory over the course of her eight seasons on the present. The announcement Clarkson’s run on the present was coming to an finish was made with little fanfare. In truth, Clarkson hasn’t but acknowledged leaving the NBC present. “The Voice” tweeted on May 15 that the coaches on the present when it returns within the fall could be Blake Shelton, John Legend, Gwen Stefani, and Camila Cabello, additionally confirming within the course of that Ariana Grande wouldn’t be returning. Cabello then shared the identical announcement on TikTok and the brand new crew was formally in place. But now followers need to know the place Clarkson is.
Though Clarkson hasn’t stated something particular about why she’s not again subsequent season, we do know she’s very busy. Not solely is she internet hosting “The Kelly Clarkson Show” every day, however she’s additionally internet hosting the “American Song Contest,” one other music competitors present. Though “American Song Contest” most definitely would not have interfered with “The Voice” — they run all through completely different seasons of the 12 months — “The Kelly Clarkson Show” might. Next season, the present is shifting to the time slot currently held by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and although that is nonetheless a daytime area, it means Clarkson has huge sneakers to fill. Clarkson’s discuss present, which incorporates common musical performances by Clarkson herself, has been profitable, and placing it in Ellen DeGeneres‘s spot might up the rankings much more. That means stress to succeed and maybe a want on her half to place extra focus on it.
Clarkson is additionally nonetheless coping with the fallout from her divorce from Brandon Blackstock. It’s doable that she needs to recenter herself and spend time along with her two youngsters proper now. In an Instagram Q&A session for followers in January 2022 (through Newsweek), Clarkson stated as a lot. “I’ve determined this 12 months there’s simply [going to] be a few modifications for me that I am unable to say right here. There’s a pair issues occurring. I’ve been capable of make extra time only for me and my kiddos and nonetheless have the ability to work. Just the place we will get away on weekends and actually do some enjoyable stuff with my children. They solely need to hang around with you for thus lengthy and that is now so I received to make the most of that. I’m excited to have extra time with them. I imply I’ve a ton of time within the morning however I do not know, I’m egocentric. They’re enjoyable.”
Will Kelly Clarkson Return to “The Voice”?
It’s definitely doable Clarkson might return to “The Voice” sooner or later. The present is consistently rotating coaches, so she could discover her method again sooner or later like lots of the hosts who’ve come and gone and are available once more over the course of the present’s 22 seasons.
As for Clarkson’s substitute, Cabello, she’s no stranger to “The Voice,” as she stepped in for Legend final season. Her huge character will little doubt maintain as much as the remainder of the crew when she joins on this Fall.