‘The Voice’: Kelly Clarkson Announces Country Superstar as Battle Advisor

by Samantha Whidden

On Monday (August 16th) The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson announced a country superstar is her battle advisor for the upcoming season. The pop singer and talk show host hyped-up fans over the weekend when she hinted exactly who she picked.

“The Team Kelly battle advisor is… @JasonAldean!!!” The Voice coach confirms. “Did y’all guess right?! There’s about one more month until @NBCTheVoice is back and it’s going to be an AMAZING season! #TeamKelly.”

Along with Kelly Clarkson, The Voice coach Blake Shelton announced Dierks Bentley will be his advisor for this season. New coach Ariana Grande selected Kristin Chenoweth as her advisor and John Legend picked Camila Cabello. 

Prior to The Voice, Kelly and Jason actually performed onstage during the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards in April 2019. The duo also sang a duet called Don’t You Wanna Stay in 2010. 

How Long Has Kelly Clarkson Been a Coach on ‘The Voice’?

Kelly Clarkson was first named a coach on The Voice in the show’s 14th season, which ran from February to May 2018. She actually won that season while coaching Bryann Cartelli, who became the youngest winner in the show’s history. She was 15 when she won The Voice. 

Clarkson went on to win The Voice season 15 (winner Chevel Shephard) and season 17 (winner Jake Hoot). 

Kelly Clarkson Talks Fighting With Fellow ‘The Voice’ Coach Blake Shelton 

Prior to her first season on The Voice, Kelly Clarkson shared details with Parade about her frenemy relationship with fellow coach Blake Shelton. “I’ll tell you what I had to freaking fight Blake on. People think they’re betraying country music when they don’t pick him,” Clarkson proclaims. She then says it’s hard to get a country artist on her team when Blake is a coach. 

Clarkson also referred to The Voice coaches in the 14th season as a “very fun, feisty bunch.” She said, “All four of us are competitive, in a good way. We’re excited and still passionate as artists and we’re competitive. We’re all four, very talented, and just very different.”

While also revealing the kind of contestant she is looking for, Kelly Clarkson shared, “I was on a competition. I learned a lot about myself and I think it’s more intriguing to go along on a journey with someone.” 

The Voice coach also recalled being on Duets. “I’m going to be real with you, I’ve done every singing competition,” she declared. Clarkson then says Duets was a crazy experience because the show was trying to compete with all the other shows. “But I don’t think they really nailed what they really wanted to do.”

Clarkson was optimistic about Duets. She got to meet her fellow The Voice coach, John Legend. “We ended up singing together o nay record after [Duets] and singing at the Hollywood Bowl.”