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“The Voice” coaches admit Ariana Grande is a “formidable opponent” in Season 21 (exclusive)


Ariana Grande is about to be a “formidable opponent” in season 21 of The voice!

The 2-time GRAMMY winner joined fellow coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton for a press convention forward of the brand new season, which begins on Monday. As a season 21 newcomer, Ariana positively has a goal on her again – particularly as a result of so lots of the present’s younger singers idolize her vocal expertise and chart success.

“Of course she is a threat! John laughed. “She is extremely talented, hugely successful, and has legions and legions of fans who know how to use the internet and how to vote.”

“There is definitely a learning curve,” he added. “But she comes in as a formidable opponent.”

“There’s nothing wrong with being Ariana Grande,” Kelly agreed. “She can’t tell. I will do it.

As a “longtime big fan of The voice,“Ariana was humble about her possible benefits, but said she can’t wait for fans to see how her Season 21 squad comes together.

“I’ve watched many seasons and absolutely love watching the show,” she stated. “It all the time has one of the best vitality. It is such a wholesome and provoking TV, and I like seeing the totally different voices and watching so many individuals begin their careers, it is an attractive and superb factor.”

So, were the other coaches intimidated into sitting alongside Ari at the blind auditions?

“It is embarrassing to observe her [into the studio]”Blake joked about The voice the enthusiasm of the public for the interpreter of “7 Rings”. “It reveals my lack of fame.”

“I came up with battle armor like ‘I’m ready to be turned down’,” Kelly agreed. “But it was fun.”

Whereas Kelly hinted at a “huge shock” over a competitor’s resolution in the course of the Blinds, she and Blake have been silent on using their blocks. Nevertheless, John and Ariana gave the impression to be politely hinting at a potential feud – take a look at the video above to see how Ari used his mega-hit, “Thank U, Next”, to his strategic benefit!

“I would never block Ariana,” insisted John. “I would never have.”

“I would never block John either,” Ariana interjected. “It’s just not something that interests me.”

This season marks the sixth season of Blake, John and Kelly of The voice collectively, whereas the chair of the fourth coach has rotated in latest seasons between Nick Jonas and Gwen Stefani. Forward of Season 19 final 12 months, Kelly informed ET how a lot she enjoys teaching alongside one other feminine performer.

“I like having another wife [on the panel]she shared. “I did it with all the fellows, and it is cool… however I like having the female vitality to bounce again. I am a woman of ladies. I’ve a number of girlfriends, so I look ahead to it.

The voice Season 21 premieres Monday, September 20 at 8 p.m. PT / ET on NBC. See extra of the upcoming season within the video under.