The Voice US unveils first look at Ariana Grande as new coach

·2 min read
Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

The Voice US has teased Ariana Grande's introduction as the show's latest coach as part of a brand new teaser.

Released on Tuesday, July 27, the NBC promo sees existing mentors Blake Shelton, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson chilling in a forest, as the former strums away on a guitar.

"You guys? This is really nice," Clarkson exclaims, as she sways to the tune, before Shelton stops abruptly, points to the sky and shouts, "Woah, look at that amazing star over there!"

Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

Related: Former The Voice US coach Adam Levine responds to whether he'd return to the show

"You mean Alpha Centauri?" Legend asks as Shelton replies: "No, I mean Ariana Grande!"

After the camera cuts to her hitting a high note while sitting on a faux half-moon, it pans back to see the 'Thank U Next' hitmaker – who was announced to be replacing Nick Jonas back in March – greet the rest of the gang and perch on a log.

Once she's sat down, Clarkson and Legend explain that The Voice folks have a long-standing tradition that sees each new coach perform a song around the campfire.

At first, Grande protests, explaining that it'd be "so awkward" for her to sing on the spot like that. But as a spotlight beams down on her from the heavens, she grabs a nearby microphone and starts belting out Olivia Newton-John's 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' from Grease.

Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

Related: The Voice US coaches Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton confirm marriage with stunning pictures

Unsurprisingly, the '7 Rings' singer's vocals wowed the trio and prompted a whole bunch of woodland creatures to come out from their hiding places and enjoy the music, too. Heck, even a jaguar showed up at one point...

"This is going to be an amazing season," Shelton gushed, as Grande winked into the camera. We don't doubt it.

The Voice airs on NBC in the US. It is scheduled to return on September 20, 2021.

Blockbusters are back – and the latest edition of Digital Spy Magazine has got everything you need to know about the summer's biggest box office arrivals. Read every issue now with a 1-month free trial, only on Apple News+.

Interested in Digital Spy's weekly newsletter? Sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox – and don't forget to join our Watch This Facebook Group for daily TV recommendations and discussions with other readers.

You Might Also Like

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting