Mariah Carey is coming to NBC’s The Voice beginning on Monday, October 29, 2018, as a Knockout Advisor. The appearance comes five years after she served as a judge on American Idol. The merging of the three American Idol alumn Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and now former judge Mariah Carey is not going without notice. Carey will provide help for each of the 32 artists preparing to compete in the knockout rounds.
Carey did her best to conceal the news until it was ultimately revealed on Today by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.
Mariah spoke about the artists and their talent while on the show.
“The sessions with the contestants, some of them have completely blown me away. It’s like a humbling experience to be around all the raw talent.”
Carey will work with each coach as well including Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton. As the Knockout Advisor, Carey will help each coach nurture the best talent in the artists. During the knockout rounds, each artist will compete against a team member and knock them out of the competition.
Can't wait for Monday!! @kelly_clarkson @IAMJHUD @adamlevine & @blakeshelton are such great coaches and amazing artists. Very privileged to be a part of this MOMENT! @NBCTheVoice 😊😘 https://t.co/fJLlOhOqKg
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) October 25, 2018
Though the knockout rounds are similar to the battle rounds, where one contestant leaves the team, the difference is that the artists will be able to pick their own songs.
The knockout rounds will continue until the teams have whittled down and then the live performances will begin.
NBC released a statement explaining Mariah Carey’s role as Knockout Advisor and how the knockout rounds are conducted.
“As the Knockout Advisor, Mariah Carey will be on hand to work with all of the coaches and their teams as they prepare the artists for this challenge. But the coaches alone will choose the winner, and the artist not selected will be available to be stolen by another coach. In addition to their one steal, each coach has the opportunity to attempt to save an artist they just eliminated during Knockouts. However, if another coach presses his/her steal button, the artist can then decide whether to go to a new team or return to their former coach. Each coach has one steal and one save available during Knockouts.”Advertisement
Mariah Carey is currently filming the movie The Mariah Carey Story. Are you looking forward to seeing Mariah Carey on The Voice?