Alicia Keys returns to The Voice as fourth coach: 'Defending my crown!'

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American Idol victor Kelly Clarkson will be taking one of those chairs for the show's upcoming fourteenth season, and now it's been announced that singer-songwriter Alicia Keys will return to take her place in the fourth seat. Keys joined The Voice in season 11 and continued into season 12, in which her artist Chris Blue won, and she will be returning for at least one more year.

Watch Levine, Shelton and Clarkson help welcome back Keys in the video above, then drop a comment below and tell us if you're excited for her return. Paul Telegdy, NBC Entertainment President of Alternative and Reality Group had the following to say about the announcement... The current panel of coaches includes Levine, Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson.

The Voice has been a ratings success for NBC since it debuted in 2011 but has yet to produce the kind of successful artist that American Idol became known for.

Her spring 2018 cycle return will mark Keys' third time as a coach. While this will be Clarkson's first time judging the show, the "Girl on Fire" singer is no stranger to the competition. The clip is brief but it already manages to show off the chemistry between Kelly and her fellow coaches, especially Alicia herself. In 2009, Keys was recognized at the BET Awards with their Humanitarian Award for her charitable and philanthropic efforts around the globe.

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