Tori Kelly is coming to The Voice. The 23-year-old singer, who is up for Best New Artist at next month’s Grammy Awards, will join Adam Levine’s team on the singing competition show.
— Tori Kelly (@ToriKelly) January 27, 2016
There’s a bit of irony in Tori Kelly working on The Voice. When she was just 16 years old, she auditioned for American Idol, but was eliminated quickly. Now American Idol is in its last season, and Tori Kelly is shining brighter than bright.
Other advisers for season 10 of The Voice–that premieres on February 29–are Sean “Diddy” Combs, who will join Pharrell Williams’ team. Patti LaBelle will serve as adviser for Team Christina, as Christina Aguilera makes her return as coach this season.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) January 28, 2016
Christina’s return means there’s no chair for Gwen Stefani to turn, but rumor has it she is coming back as Blake Shelton’s adviser. Since the two started dating this fall, they’ve been spotted together frequently. Maybe Blake could just duct tape Gwen to his chair, so she could ride the turn with him each time he hits his button. Producers might frown upon that, however.
Season nine of The Voice ended in December, with Jordan Smith blowing everyone away with his amazing vocals. With Tori Kelly advising Team Adam (Jordan Smith was on Adam Levine’s team), two of music’s best will guide his team.
Could the presence of Tori Kelly give Adam Levine an edge in this season’s competition? Gwen serving as Blake’s adviser means the bromance/competition between the two men is on.