Singer and Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson, 35, has joined the team of ‘The Voice’ for season 13. Hudson was on season 3 of ‘American Idol’ in 2004, she was eliminated and Fantasia Barrino went on to win that season. Hudson went on to achieve much success with her standout performance in the 2006 film ‘Dreamgirls’. Hudson played Effie Melody White, which won Hudson an Oscar and a multitude of other awards.
Hudson will join the NBC reality show ‘The Voice’ as a coach alongside, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus for her second season and host Carson Daly. The network put out a statement, “ Jennifer is an extraordinary vocal talent and one of the premiere voices of our time. She embodies the experience, expertise, positivism and sheer talent that ‘The Voice’ stands for.” The president of NBC Paul Telegdy went on in the statement “Her exceptional skills as a singer and actress have extended to film, television and Broadway, which makes her an incredible addition and a natural fit for our show.”
Season 13 of ‘The Voice’ will be competing for viewers against ‘American Idol’ which has been brought back by ABC and be a part of the 2017-2018 line up. In addition to her acting, Hudson is also a two time Grammy winner, and just released a new single ‘Remember Me’. Hudson will join Miley Cyrus who recently announced a new clean lifestyle. She has recently been on the cover of ‘Billboard Magazine’ and said she has sworn off smoking pot and drinking and said “I’m completely clean right now.” Hudson has been in a relationship with actor and attorney David Otunga since 2008. They have been engaged for the last 8 years and have an 8 year old son, named David Daniel Otunga, Jr.