Season 21 of The Voice is right around the corner. The impressive feat could only be pulled off with its fantastic lineup of judges. But each judge this season has been working on the show for a different period of time, with veterans and a rookie in the mix.
Will experience prove advantageous, or will coming in with a fresh perspective help shake up the competition? Here’s how long each judge has been on The Voice, and how many times they’ve won.
Blake Shelton is the senior member of the judge’s panel. He’s the only remaining judge to have been on the first season of the show. That means Shelton has been on the show for all 20 of the previous seasons. In total, Shelton has won the show 8 out of 21 times. His most recent win was with Cam Anthony last season.
Clarkson has been on the show since season 14 and has won three of her seven seasons. The singer, who got her start on singing competition show American Idol, has brought her bubbly personality to the show and its paid off with those wins.
Of the three judges that will be on season 21 who’ve been on The Voice before, John Legend has won the least. Legend has been on the show since season 16 and has won once in his five seasons. Legend has brought a lot to the show, however, and fits right in with the banter and playfulness of the other judges.
Many still picture former coach Adam Levine on the judge’s chair. Levine surprised fans when he left The Voice after 16 seasons. In total, Levine won three seasons. Christina Aguilera has one win over the course of the six seasons she was on the show. Alicia Keys won one out of her three seasons.
Other coaches to get a win include Gwen Stefani, who started dating Blake Shelton while on the show. The two are now married. Pharrell Williams, meanwhile, won season eight. Usher also has a win, dominating season 6.
Ariana Grande Will Join ‘The Voice’ for Season 21
Next year, Ariana Grande is joining The Voice. The pop superstar is thrilled with the opportunity.
“I am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice!” Grande wrote on her Instagram.
Now, the coaches are already doing blind auditions. According to E! News, Ariana Grande is fitting right in.
“Ariana was so fun and sweet,” a source said “She was interacting with the fans so much and was having the cutest moments on and off camera with the coaches. She was so sweet to anyone who came up to her from the production team, as well. Ariana and Kelly Clarkson were taking selfies. It was so cute.”
The new season will premiere on Monday, September 20th at 8pm.