Season 13 of NBC's The Voice is in full swing, and tonight's episode — which airs at 8 p.m. EST — will follow along as judges Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, and Adam Levine continue to build their teams in the blind auditions. Keep scrolling below to find out everything you need to know about the new season!
Who are The Voice judges for 2017?
OG coaches Blake and Adam have returned for yet another season, but there are also going to be some newer faces on the judging panel. Miley comes back after appearing as a judge during Season 11, and American Idol alum Jennifer replaces Alicia Keys. Even though JHud is making her debut on US addition, she technically isn't a rookie. The Oscar and Grammy Award-winner previously won The Voice UK.
Is Blake Shelton leaving The Voice?
Last year there were rumors swirling that after six years on the series, Blake was ready to move on — but he slammed those reports in an interview on the Today show. "I don't plan on going anywhere," he said. "I'd like to stay there as long as I can."
Why isn't Gwen Stefani on The Voice?
After making her debut on Season 7 and returning for Seasons 9 and 12, Gwen decided that it was time for her to part ways with the show, where she starred alongside her boyfriend, Blake. "I don't have any plans to come back," she told Entertainment Tonight after the Season 12 finale. "I love being here, I'd love to come back. We'll see what happens next."
Why did Alicia Keys leave The Voice?
Just like Gwen, Alicia decided to step away from the series in order to focus on her own music. "I can't wait for you to hear new music, and so that's one of the reasons why I won't be able to come back next season," she told ET. "But I love writing. It's just the most beautiful, exciting things, and every time I get better. That's the blessing and magic of writing."
Who are the Season 13 mentors?
Kelly Rowland will be working with Jennifer Hudson, Miley's dad Billy Ray Cyrus will be helping out on her team, the Rascal Flatts are joining forces with Blake, and Adam recruited Joe Jonas.