Kelly Clarkson is leaving “The Voice” after eight successful years. However, what led to this decision? Let’s find out.
When Kelly Clarkson won “American Idol” in 2001, she announced herself to the American music world. After that impressive feat, she slowly transformed herself from “a contest winner” into a music powerhouse,
After claiming a million-dollar recording contract with RCA, Clarkson proceeded to release top-charting albums. Since releasing her debut album single and album Clarkson has remained a top draw in the industry.
So far in her career, the “Princess of Pop” has released six beautiful and successful albums. Clarkson has also won multiple Grammy Awards and other coveted accolades.
In February 2018, Clarkson transformed into a coach by joining Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, and Blake Shelton on the singing competition “The Voice.” That season Clarkson’s pick, 15-year-old Brynn Cartelli, made history as the youngest winner on the show.
Clarkson returned to “The Voice” the next year and has been a regular coach since then. In the last four years, the musician has coached four winners, including “Girl named Tom,” the first group to win the show.
However, when NBC announced “The Voice” coaches for Season 22, it didn’t include Kelly Clarkson. This omission raised a couple of eyebrows because Clarkson is one of the most-loved coaches on the show. However, In this article, we’ll be detailing why Clarkson might be calling an end to her stint on the show.
To Focus On Her Talk Show
In 2018 the same year Clarkson made her debut on “The Voice,” she also announced her variety talk show. According to the singer, she loves connecting with people, playing games and music, and giving back.
Her own talk show would get her to do all those things, which is a dream come true. One year later, the show premiered with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starring as her first guest.
Clarkson has successfully managed to juggle between her commitments on “The Voice and the talk show since then. However, with “The Ellen Degeneres Show” ending in 2022, “The Kelly Clarkson Show’ is primed to take her time slot. This development reportedly has Clarkson planning a complete overhaul of her talk show.
Also, Clarkson will team up with Snoop Dogg for the “American Song Contest.” NBC announced the new show with a 30-second trailer during Super Bowl Sunday. The singing competition will see 56 artists representing the 50 states, five U.S. territories, and the country’s capital vye for the win.
With these new commitments and developments, it’s difficult for Clarkson to hold on to her spot on “The Voice.” If juggling two competitions proved complex, running three together will be cutthroat.
To Spend More Time With Her Kids
During an Instagram Q&A in January 2022, Clarkson told her fans she would be making some changes in her life this year. Although those changes will happen professionally and personally. She said:
“I’ve decided this year there’s just [going to] be a couple of changes for me that I can’t say here. There’s a couple things happening. I’ve been able to make more time just for me and my kiddos and still be able to work. Just where we can get away on weekends and really do some fun stuff with my kids.”
The singer explained her kids always want to hang out with her, and she’s excited to have more time with her kids. Clarkson is a mother of two adorable kids, River, seven, and Remington, five.
In an interview with radio host Elvis Duran, Clarkson also hinted she just wanted some time off. According to the Grammy winner, she would be turning 40; the last time she had a summer break, she was 16.
Another thing that might contribute to Clarkson shaking up her life is her divorce. After seven years of marriage, the music star recently separated from her husband, Brandon Blackstock.
The couple who got married in October 2013 seemed the perfect couple for most of their marriage. However, things took a sad turn in 2020 when things got heated between the two.
Their marital problems heightened during the Covid-19 lockdown while Clarkson hosted her show from home. Clarkson and Blackstock reportedly fought a lot, ultimately leading to their divorce.
Camila Cabello Will Replace Clarkson on “The Voice.”
Although Clarkson will be leaving, “The Voice” will keep to its schedule. The new season which skipped the normal spring cycle, will feature new faces as coaches. One of the new coaches on the show is Gwen Stefani, who would replace Ariana Grande.
Also, former show mentor and superstar singer Camila Cabello will take over from Clarkson. The “Cinderalla” star broke the news on TikTok with a video shared on Twitter by “The Voice” official account.
However, Cabello is not new to the show. She served as the Battle Round advisor for John Legend’s team in season 21. Now taking over as a host, many fans are excited about what she might bring to the show.
Although Clarkson will be leaving, the singer will always be remembered on the show. During her eight years, she and her team won four times, making her one of the most successful coaches on the show.