The Voice will soon return for its 23rd season, and we’ll have a lot to look forward to once it comes back. The country superstar Reba McEntire is joining the coaches Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan, and Blake Shelton as the show’s new mega mentor.
McEntire is no stranger to helping The Voice contestants reach their fullest potential. She appeared as a battle advisor for Team Blake during the show’s inaugural season, so it’s only fitting for her to return for Shelton’s final season as a coach.
This time around, she’s joining the show as a mega mentor, but what does this role entail? She’ll be in charge of mentoring the remaining artists who have made it through the Battle Rounds, as each team prepares for the Knockouts taking place on April 17.
Season 23 of The Voice will premiere on NBC on March 6 and it’s bringing many format changes our way. Most notably, the show will introduce Playoff Pass during the Battle Rounds, allowing both artists in a battle to advance.
The artists in the Knockouts will be allowed to choose their own songs and perform them individually in front of the other competitors, while the Playoffs will make a comeback and feature 20 artists, allowing coaches to vote for two each to make it to the semi-finals.