When will 'The Voice' Season 21 begin? Here’s the REAL reason Nick Jonas left the NBC show
Nick Jonas will no longer be a coach on 'The Voice', at least not for a while. The 'Spaceman' singer is once again off the show after skipping the 19th season. Instead, he will be replaced by Ariana Grande for Season 21. The news was made by Grande through social media, leading many to ask - what happened to Nick?
Jonas made his debut on the show back in Season 18 and returned for Season 20 replacing Gwen Stefani. His latest removal is part of the NBC show's long-running game of musical chairs with the coaches. So is his latest exclusion just a part of that game? It's possible, although we have no confirmation.
According to Deadline, NBC's Executive Vice President of Unscripted Content issued a statement but did not address Jonas at all. He said, "We were thrilled to learn that she is a true fan of The Voice and know that this enthusiasm will add to her impact as a dynamic coach. Her unmatched vocal skills, creativity and unique expertise on all facets of the industry will make her an invaluable coach to the next generation of artists." Grande too didn't address Jonas' exit in her tweet. Announcing her addition, she said, "surprise !!! i am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice ! @nickjonas we will miss you".
surprise !!! i am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice ! 🤍 @nickjonas we will miss you pic.twitter.com/BAmaXxDVLp— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) March 30, 2021
The singer also hasn't put out a statement saying if his removal was just a routine mix-up, or if he decided to quit. The only information we have comes from Page Six. A source told the publication, "he isn’t leaving for good. Nick will remain on rotation with other stars that have appeared on the show. The chances are he will be back soon.” That should provide some relief to his fans. It looks like it is just a temporary switch after all.
When will Season 21 air?
Season 20 of 'The Voice' is currently airing on NBC on Mondays at 8 pm ET. Jonas is on the panel, along with Blake Shelton, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson. There's a lot of uncertainty around Season 21 at the moment. Late last year, there were rumors the show may be canceled by NBC due to a drop in ratings, but Grande's announcement should dispel those rumors. It is likely to air sometime in September 2021, following the release schedule from previous years.
'The Voice' airs twice a year, with a rotating list of judges. Shelton has been on the panel right from Season 1, but over the years the other three slots have been constantly mixed up. Other coaches from the past include Shakira, Usher, Miley Cyrus, and Alicia Keys. Grande will make her debut as a coach on the show with Season 21. She will be seating alongside Blake, John and Kelly.