‘The Voice’ premiere: Ariana Grande vows to ‘have a baby’
The Voice’ premiere: Ariana Grande vows to ‘have a baby’
Ariana Grande is reversing roles.
The Grammy winner made her highly awaited debut as the newest coach on NBC’s “The Voice” Season 21 on Monday, joining reigning champion Blake Shelton, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson.
“I’ve been a long-time fan of ‘The Voice,’ and I’ve always wanted to be a coach. This is my first season, and I’d like to believe I’m in it to win it “I want to be the third new coach in the show’s history to win their first season,” Grande added. (Clarkson won with Brynn Cartelli in her first year as coach in 2018, and John Legend won with Maelyn Jarmon in 2019.)
Ariana Grande is slated to replace Nick Jonas as a coach on ‘The Voice’ next season.
The sibling trio “The Girl Named Tom,” the season’s first four-chair round of the Blind Auditions, started off “The Voice” with not one, not two, but three voices. Clarkson was the first to flip her red chair around, followed by Legend, Shelton, and finally Grande. (“That whirling will take some getting used to,” she said.)
The novice soon discovered how “competitive” the pitching scene is. “I need to put up a stronger fight. I’m being a little too kind, “After the three chose Clarkson, Grande remarked.
As the most successful coach in “The Voice” history, Shelton gave some unfriendly advice on how to triumph in the competition: “I’m going to lie… I’m going to speak over everybody.”
After she, Legend, and Clarkson turned for Katie Rae, who spoke up about her struggle with postpartum depression before a performance of Maren Morris’ “Bones,” Grande showed to be a quick study and used Shelton’s dubious methods.
“I’m a sucker for a powerful, nasty (expletive) singer,” Grande remarked.
“I’m new here, but…” I’ve gone through hell and back, and I’d love to collaborate with you.”
Grande was chosen by Rae in the end. Shelton was overjoyed and ecstatic.
“See, being nasty gets you places,” Shelton reminded Grande, but he warned her that she was taking over the Blind Auditions: “She is taking over these Blind Auditions…
She’s a master at deception.”
Shelton warned, “I’m not going to be kind.” “I’m not going to be pleasant.” There will be no coalitions. “I’ve come to win.”
Grande showed she’s a danger by picking up super-fan Katherine Ann Mohler (who sang Jermaine Stewart’s “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off”) and registered nurse Vaughn Mugol (who sang Ed Sheeran’s “The A-Team”).
Legend said of Grande, “We’re all in danger.” “Blocking someone who is a danger may be the greatest method to get rid of that menace.”
Legend, on the other hand, jinxed himself when Wendy Moten’s stunning performance of The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out” block by “Block Shelton.” Shelton, on the other hand, refused to admit it, saying, “I don’t believe I did.”
The response was overwhelmingly positive. Moten had a “Top 3 Blind Audition for ‘The Voice’ of all time,” according to Shelton.
“I’ve never heard anybody sing like that in my life,” Grande remarked. Moten is “what this show is all about,” Clarkson said. “Whatever you do, don’t choose Blake,” Legend pleaded.
Shelton was chosen by Moten, leaving Grande “heartbroken.” “Blake’s the genuine thing,” she said.
To entice new team members, each coach brought their own versions of presents. Clarkson’s coats were reintroduced, this time in a turquoise color.
To “help calm your voice,” Grande designed a “vocal health goodies” lunchbox.
For the fight ahead, Legend packed boxing robes, which Shelton claimed could be found at “your local thrift shop.” “Something that I can simply shove in people’s faces,” the cowboy devised a “Winner’s Cam.”
“‘Win Cam’ by Blake is over… I’m not impress at all “According to legend. Grande said, ” “What are my thoughts on Blake’s ‘Win cam’? Nothing.”
On Tuesday (NBC, 8 EDT/PDT), blind auditions will continue on “The Voice.”