The Voice has named its season 20 Mega Mentor!
Rap legend Snoop Dogg will be joining the singing competition show this season, helping coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Nick Jonas advise their performers as they compete in the Knockout Rounds, beginning on April 19.
Snoop is the first rapper to ever serve as a mentor on The Voice, and, as a producer and performer, will offer a fresh perspective as the Mega Mentor during the Knockouts — in which artists are once again paired against a teammate, but select their own song to perform individually.
He’ll also help coach the four singers saved during the Battle Rounds as they prepare for the 4-Way Knockout, competing for the last spot in the live shows — check out ET’s Voice results coverage to keep track of all your favorite season 20 singers.
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As The Voice kicked off its 20th season earlier this year, celebrating 10 years on the air, ET sat down with the coaches, who all noted that there’s still something thrilling about the show’s “captivating” blind audition process that fans love to watch.
“It’s all about the talent and not the aesthetic, right off the bat,” Kelly explained. “It’s a really interesting thing to just hear something and be moved by it and turn around and go, ‘What?!'”
In fact, the performer and talk show host shared that the Blinds for season 20 “were my favorite Blinds to shoot. Like, it was so much fun. I literally kept coming home, thinking on my drive home, ‘I can’t believe I get paid to just go and hang out and it’s really fun.'”
“We’re so fortunate we get to do what we love to do and we’re so fortunate that we have art as such as an outlet for us creatively and emotionally,” John said, also sharing his gratitude for the crew that makes their production a possibility amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s not just a job, because we actually enjoy doing it. It’s fun to be around our coworkers and we get to make music with people who have dreams and are inspired and that’s exciting.”