Season 23 of The Voice is bringing many changes our way and one of them involves a new superstar mentor. Country legend Reba McEntire will join the singing competition show as a mega mentor, alongside coaches Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan, and Blake Shelton.
McEntire isn’t a complete newcomer in the world of The Voice—she previously served as a battle advisor during the show’s inaugural season on Blake Shelton’s season. Her involvement as a mega mentor brings things full circle since she’s returning for Shelton’s final season as a coach.
Her involvement as a mega mentor basically means she’ll mentor the remaining artists who have made it through the Battle Rounds as each team prepares for the Knockouts. This phase of the competition will kick off on April 17, while the show itself will premiere on March 6 on NBC.
Season 23 of The Voice is bringing many major changes our way to keep the competition more interesting. The Blind Auditions will end with a Top 40, while the Battle Rounds will feature Playoff Pass, which allows both artists in a battle to advance.
During the Knockouts, the artists are paired against each other and they’ll get to choose their own songs to perform individually while their competitors watch and wait. The Playoffs will make a comeback, and they’ll feature 20 remaining artists, with each coach getting to pick two for the live semi-finals.