Two of the biggest names in today’s music industry are set to join the reality TV competition “The Voice” season 9. Rihanna and Selena Gomez will be the new advisers of the singing competition.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the “Diamond” singer will be the key advisor in Season 9.
“We landed Rihanna to be the key advisor to all the coaches this fall,” NBC Chairman Bob Greenbalt said during his announcement at the Teen Choice Awards press tour last Thursday.
“This is one of music’s true supervisors coming on board to influence the lives and careers of the performers.”
Fans of Selena Gomez can also look forward to seeing the singer/ actress on “The Voice” as one of the mentors. Her popularity might be a big help to the show since season 8 received the lowest rating among all the seasons, Christian Today noted.
Aside from the “Come and Get it” singer, Missy Elliot, John Fogerty and Brad Paisley are reportedly additional mentors as well.
NBC representatives and the artists mentioned are yet to give their confirmation regarding the news.
“The Voice” Season 9 will still have their previous judges Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani and Blake Sheldon.
Despite their personal struggles, Sheldon and Stefani still vowed to be part of the upcoming show.
Country singers Sheldon and her ex-wife Miranda Lambert have broken up last July, as we previously reported. Rumors about infidelity on both sides appeared after the split.
Meanwhile, his co-judge, Stefani and her former husband and Bush frontman, Gavin Rossdale, filed for divorce after 13 years of marriage, Us Magazine noted. The No Doubt singer cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the break up.
Both of them returned to the set last August 12 to tape the Battle Rounds.
“The Voice” season 9 will air starting Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. ET.