Jennifer Hudson will join NBC's The Voice as a coach when the show returns for Season 13 this fall, NBC says.
In addition to Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are returning yet again, and Miley Cyrus will be back as well, rounding out the four coaches. Maybe that United Kingdom winning streak will carry over to her American post.
There's seriously no one more flawless, or even qualified, to be a judge on the singing competition, and NBC Entertainment's Alternative and Reality Group president Paul Telegdy clearly caught that memo. Jennifer Hudson will be the only new face on the coaching panel.
FLASHBACK: Watch Alicia Keys Serenade a "Voice" Hopeful - Is This the Coaches' Favorite Contestant Yet?! She later won a Grammy, did "The Color Purple" on Broadway and, most recently, starred in NBC's live production of "Hairspray". Keys told AOL that one of the reasons why she won't be coming back to the show is because she is focusing on her new music.
It is believed that Hudson's time on American Idol, where she came in seventh on the third season, makes her the ideal coach. Her TV credits include NBC's "Smash", Fox's "Empire" and HBO's "Confirmation".
Hudson joining The Voice won't be her first experience working for NBC or even The Voice franchise.
"The Voice" is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television.
And there's a good reason to make a comeback: Hudson tutored contestant Mo Adeniran to victory last series, making her the first female judge to win the show.