The original American Idol champion has joined The Voice family of coaches and previewed her run at a Television's Critics Association event.
She will be alongside series veterans Adam Levine and Blake Shelton and returning coach Alicia Keys as part of the Season 14 on-air coaches' team.
Coach Kelly Clarkson
When The Voice returns from its winter hiatus on Feb. 26, it will mark Kelly Clarkson's first season as a coach for the NBC series.
The "Love So Soft" singer-songwriter stated that she fell in love with the show when she first saw the Blind Auditions. Clarkson admitted that the Blind Auditions had separated The Voice from the other singing competitions. She also revealed to the Television's Critics Association audience that The Voice fits her view of the recording industry.
Best Wishes, But Not Watching
Several members of the Television Critics' Association asked Clarkson about the return of the singing competition that started her career. While Clarkson wished American Idol's new judges' lineup of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and recent Kennedy Center Honoree Lionel Richie well, the "Because of You" singer stated that she might not watch the ABC revival.
"I probably won't because I'm going, to be honest with you, I have four children, so it's hard enough in my household because my husband also manages Blake. So it's hard for us to get The Voice in."
Clarkson's Journey To The Voice
For longtime fans of The Voice, it is no surprise that it took six years for Clarkson to join the show's coaching team. Clarkson made her first debut on the show during The Voice's sophomore season when she served as Team Blake's Battle Round advisor. She also performed with Team Pharrell finalist Koryn Hawthorne and Team Blake runner-up Meghan Linsey during the show's eighth season. Clarkson sang "I'd Rather Go Blind" with Hawthorne and performed "Invincible" with Linsey.
Three seasons later, Clarkson performed with Team Adam finalist Billy Gilman and together tackled her cover of "It's Quiet Uptown" from The Hamilton Mixtape.
During the show's 13th season, Clarkson served as the show's key advisor during the Knockout Rounds. Clarkson also interacted with American Idol alum turned Voice coach, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson. She returned to watch Team Blake finalist Chloe Kohanski be crowned the series' 13th champion and perform her new single "Medicine."
The show has not announced the artists whom Clarkson will mentor during the show's upcoming 14th season.