Mariah Carey to join 'The Voice' season 15 as key adviser in Knockouts
Five years after her run as a judge on 'American Idol' Carey is back on 'The Voice' to mentor the 32 contestants remaining after the battle rounds
Mariah Carey is returning to TV as it was recently announced the singer will be heading to 'The Voice' season 15 as an advisor for the Knockout Rounds. Five years after her run as a judge on 'American Idol' Carey is back on 'The Voice' to mentor the 32 contestants remaining after the battle rounds, while the judges, Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Blake Shelton narrow their team to four contestants each.
When the knockout rounds begin, two contestants will go against each other and perform songs of their own choice. At the end of their performance, the coach will have to select one among the two to advance into the live broadcast. As a knockout advisor, Carey will be working with all the four coaches and their teams to prepare them for the challenge. In an interview with the 'Today' show, Carey opened up about how it feels to be working with fresh talent. "The sessions with the contestants, some of them have completely blown me away,” she shared. "It’s like a humbling experience to be around all the raw talent.”
Talking about how at times she gets caught up in her own musical world, she revealed the importance of learning from new people in the industry. "I’m not saying that you get jaded being in the industry or doing your own music and really being caught up in your own world, but maybe a little bit,” she said. "And it’s nice to see other people and what they’re doing and what they’re working with and what they’re bringing to the table in terms of their contributions as artists. So I really enjoyed it.”
The Battle Rounds on 'The Voice' continue Tuesday with the coaches all getting help from top recording artists as their advisors. Clarkson teams up with Thomas Rhett; Hudson with Halsey; Levine with CeeLo Green; and Shelton with Keith Urban.
'The Voice' airs Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC, and Carey will be on episodes from October 29.