Jennifer Hudson joining NBC's 'The Voice' in fall season

Posted May 12, 2017

Earlier this year, Hudson was a successful coach during her first season with The Voice U.K.

The Voice has recruited a new power house singer for Season 13.

Announcing Hudson's role on The Voice, NBC Entertainment alternative and reality group president Paul Telegdy tells Billboard, "Jennifer is an extraordinary vocal talent and one of the premier voices of our time".

Hudson is a critically acclaimed singer and actress.

She won an Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA Award, among other honors, in 2007 for her iconic performance as Effie White in the hit film "Dreamgirls". Along with her successful career, she is also known for her weight loss journey and advocacy for healthy living. Last year, she earned raves for her performance on "Hairspray Live", and she just wrapped up a run on Broadway in "The Color Purple". Hudson coached - and won - on the United Kingdom version. Hudson just released a new single, "Remember Me".

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"I'm looking forward to coming back", Hudson said.

New episodes of The Voice will air this fall; for the time being, there isn't any word on the coaches for the spring cycle.

The Oscar-winner and former American Idol contestant will replace Alicia Keys on the judges' panel, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and the team sounds like it couldn't be happier to have her.

She also makes the ideal coach as she has been through a similar process on American Idol. John de Mol, Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Jay Bienstock, Lee Metzger and Chad Hines serve as exec producers.