THE Voice coach Ariana Grande admitted that co-star Blake Shelton is jealous of the audience’s reaction when Ariana steps on stage.
Ariana, 27, stepped in to replace on-again off-again coach, Nick Jonas for the 21st season of the singing competition.
The singer made an appearance on fellow The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson’s daytime talk show, where the two revealed how excited fans are that she joined the panel.
After Kelly introduced her guest, the audience erupted in a lengthy applause prompting the host to comment that the star has received the same praise during tapings of The Voice.
“This is what it sounds like on The Voice when the coaches are coming out. That’s what it’s supposed to sound like for all of us,” Kelly confessed.
Ariana interjected and said, “Blake gets so pissed,” as Kelly joked, “Blake was like ‘I don’t want to follow her anymore.'”
The God is a Woman singer announced back in March that she would be one of the four judges, opposite Kelly, John Legend, and Blake.
Ariana tweeted the big news: “surprise !!! i am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice! @nickjonas we will miss you.”
The pop star’s new co-workers began to welcome her into the fold.
Nick saluted his replacement, writing: “Congrats @ArianaGrande ! You’re going to kill it next season! Welcome to the family.”
Fellow judge John tweeted out: “So excited to welcome Ariana to our Voice family!!”
Ariana is taking over the chair from Nick, who joined as a coach in season 18 and returned again this past season.
This will Ariana’s first full-time TV judging gig.
She was previously a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race for a couple of episodes in 2015.
That same year, she and Nick starred together on the Fox horror-comedy series, Scream Queens, and now they’re both part of The Voice family.
It’s clear by the crowd’s reactions that Ariana is the fan-favorite on the season this year as fans were also hoping that someone new would replace Kelly as well.
Some viewers called for the mother of two to not to return after her replacement Kelsea Ballerini made her coach debut during the battle rounds as Kelly was feeling “under the weather.”
While some took to Twitter to wish the hitmaker a quick recovery, not everyone wanted her to return so soon once they got a taste of the new coach.
One person wrote: “So glad you are working in place of Kelly. I hope they keep you and fire Kelly. You are so much better.”
Another added: “I wish Kelsea could stay,” while one chimed in, “it’s so nice not having Kelly there.”
The comments kept coming, as one wrote: “Think Kelly’s absence makes somehow makes the show more interesting.”
The Voice premieres September 20 at 8:00 pm EST on NBC.
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