‘The Voice’: Ariana Grande Thanks Show for ‘Cherished Experience’

by Samantha Whidden

Following the epic season finale of NBC’s The Voice, Season 21 coach Ariana Grande took to social media to thank the show for a “cherished experience.”

“Congratulations to all of the brilliant Voice family on an incredible season,” The Voice coach declared. “Thank you so sincerely for having me. This was such an incredible cherished experience.”

The Voice coach went on to state that “every human” that works so hard on the show has a permanent place in her heart. “What an extraordinary, talented, kind crew. And what a special, happy, deeply fulfilling experience.” 

Grande went on to thank NBC for having her on The Voice. “Love you always. Team Ariana for life and whatever comes after.”

Grande was announced as a new coach on The Voice this past summer. She joined Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, and John Legend on the stage this season. She was notably aiming to be the third new coach in the show’s history to win their first season. Unfortunately, her team ended up losing to Kelly Clarkson’s crew.

Is Ariana Grande Predicted to Return to ‘The Voice’ For Another Season?

According to ScreenRant, it’s not looking like Ariana Grande will actually make a return to The Voice as a coach. The media outlet reported that the singer ended up struggling to follow the roles of the show when she contacted her team. She also didn’t prepare for the notably mental toll that the show may take on her as an artist herself. 

Along with the role breaking and mental toll, The Voice coach often became emotionally attached and was uncomfortable when one of her team members was voted off the show. Meanwhile, fellow judge John Legend took notice of Grande’s reactions and how she elevated the show. However, fans of the singing competition series feel that the singer may be a “one and done” coach and won’t return for another season. 

Grande previously showed her enthusiasm for joining the hit series. “I’ve been watching The Voice for years and I wanted to be a coach,” Grande stated to USA Today. “This is my first season and I’d like to think I’m here to win.”

Grande also spoke to E! News’s Daily Pop in September about what it was like to be a coach on The Voice. “It’s just been exciting to be so moved in the moment that you turn your chair. Maybe you went into it thinking, ‘Oh, I know what kind of voices I’m going to turn for,’ and then someone’s performance completely surprises you. And you’re like, ‘Wow.’”

But she did admit that being a coach is harder than it looks. “You watch it on TV and you think you know. ‘Ok, I’m going to get in there and it’s going to be easy. Whatever.’ But it’s so hard. [The other coaches] are so seasoned and so great at it.”