'The Voice' Nabs Jennifer Hudson as New Coach for Season 13

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Jennifer Hudson is heading to The Voice!

The star is set to join the NBC reality show as a coach for the series' 13th season, E! News reports.

"Jennifer is an extraordinary vocal talent and one of the premier voices of our time. She embodies the experience, expertise, positivity and sheer talent that "The Voice" stands for," said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. "Her exceptional skills as a singer and actress have extended to film, television and Broadway, which makes her an incredible addition and a natural fit for our show."

MORE: Alicia Keys Reveals the Reason She's Leaving 'The Voice'

Hudson rose to fame on another reality singing competition, placing seventh in the third season of American Idol in 2004. Since then, she has released multiple albums, appeared in movies and television events and won an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls.

The 35-year-old served as a coach on the U.K. version of The Voice earlier this year, and has previously appeared on NBC in a guest-starring role on Smash and a starring role in the network's production of Hairspray Live!

Along with Hudson, Miley Cyrus will also return as a coach for the upcoming season to join Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.

[H/T / Twitter / @MileySourceNews]


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