Kelsea Ballerini joins The Voice's Comeback Stage as fifth coach
Kelsea Ballerini will mentor six deserving comeback artistes who auditioned for the show during the blind auditions but did not make it to a team
The Emmy Award-winning hit singing competition 'The Voice' returns with the debut 10-part 'Comeback Stage' companion series for the 15th season, where chart-topping country music star, Kelsea Ballerini, will sit in as the 'fifth coach'.
The 'Comeback Stage' series will bring back six deserving artistes who were unable to turn the chairs of the four coaches - Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton - during the blind audition and hence, did not make to any team. The singers will be mentored by Ballerini and re-enter the competition where only one of them will earn a spot in the Top 13. The Grammy Award nominee will pair the six comeback artistes into three battle pairings, coaching each artist on an individual song. They will go head to head in a battle round where Ballerini will determine the winner.
Anddddddddd here it is. 😱😍💃🏼 https://t.co/OD4Kr1SKrj— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) September 10, 2018
In the next phase, the three battle round winners will move forward to the comeback stage finals, each performing a final song. Based on these performances, Ballerini will identify the final two artistes who will move on to The Voice stage and perform live for America’s vote in the first Twitter Instant Save of the season. The winning comeback artiste will then get to decide which coach's team to join in the competition.
Ballerini earlier took to Twitter to post about her upcoming role as the 'fifth coach'. The Tennessee native's quest to fame began at age 19 when she signed a deal with Black River Entertainment following which she released her first album in 2015, titled 'The First Time'. However, it was the singer's sophomore album 'Unapologetically', released in 2017, that became the milestone in her career.
While talking to Rolling Stone, she explained that the album followed a chronological story. "When I was listening to my favorite demos I had when it was time to start making a record, I realized that I had talked about my life and my life has really come in three sections in the last two and a half years. And that was a loss, it was life and then it was love. So that’s what the album ended up being.”
Her road to fame didn't stop there. The country-pop singer soon shared the stage with one of the most renowned country musicians, Keith Urban, who brought her as a guest to his surprise pop-up concert in Nashville, back in January.
As the duo announced their upcoming tour, Ballerini joined Urban to perform a powerful cover of Camila Cabello's single 'Never Be the Same'. Ballerini is the only female artiste in country music history, including female duos and groups, to go #1 with her first three consecutive singles ('Love Me Like You Mean It', 'Dibs', and 'Peter Pan') from her debut album.
Often spotted on best dressed lists, the style maven appeared in a multi-page fashion spread in Cosmopolitan’s March 2018 issue, with several other high-profile looks in 2017: Billboard magazine’s Grammy preview issue, Forbes’ '30 Under 30' class, and People magazine’s 'Beauty at Every Age' list in their iconic 'World’s Most Beautiful' issue.
Praised by The New York Times as an 'elegant songwriter', Ballerini received the esteemed ASCAP Vanguard Award, CMT Next Women of Country’s Impact Award, Nashville Business Journal’s Artist of the Year, ACM Honor’s Gene Weed Milestone Award, iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Country Artiste, Billboard Women in Music’s Rising Star and multiple Radio Disney Music Awards, as well as several breakthrough female awards from ACM and CMT.