Replacement Named For Kelly Clarkson on Season 22 of ‘The Voice’

Kelly Clarkson is not coming back for the next season of The Voice, and the singer turned coach will be replaced by Camilla Cabello.

NBC shared a TikTok video featuring all four coaches — Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, John Legend, and Cabello — singing along to “Grace Kelly” by Mika.

Cabello has plenty of experience in singing competitions to over qualify for the role. She become a star after appearing in The X Factor USA and then joining Legend’s team during the previous season of The Voice as a mentor.

Cabello then shared the TikTok video on her own account, adding, “See you this fall” as the caption. NBC also published the video on The Voice’s official Twitter page, to confirm the announcement wasn’t a joke or hacked account.

Season 22 will be the second consecutive season with a first-time coach after Season 21 welcomed Ariana Grande to the group. Last season also featured Jason Aldean as a mentor for Clarkson’s team, and Kristin Chenoweth was in the same role for Team Ariana. Country megastar Dierks Bentley joined as the mentor for Team Blake. The season ended with Clarkson’s act, Girl Named Tom, winning the show.

Cabello, still just 25, has put together an impressive resume of hits as a solo artist since Fifth Harmony broke up. Her best-known singles are “Havana,” “Never Be the Same,” “Senorita,” “Bad Things,” and “Crying in the Club.” Her latest album, Familia, lead with singles “Don’t Go Yet,” “Bam Bam,” and “Psychofreak.”

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