Big News! Season 26 of 'the Voice' Adds Two Legends to the Coaches Panel

Season 26 of 'The Voice' sees Gwen Stefani and Reba McEntire return to the coaches panel, alongside newcomers Snoop Dogg and Michael Bublé.

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May 14 2024, Updated 11:19 a.m. ET

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Since its inception in 2011, NBC's singing reality competition series The Voice has seen a rotation of coaches. The panel has boasted A-listers such as Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Alicia Keys, and more.

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And now, as Season 26 approaches, two fresh faces are poised to make their mark on The Voice. Eager to discover who's joining the panel? Keep reading to uncover the details!

John Legend, Dan + Shay, Chance The Rapper, Reba McEntire during Season 25 of 'The Voice.'
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Season 26 of 'The Voice' will feature two brand-new coaches!

During NBC's upfront presentation at New York's Radio City Music Hall on May 13, the network announced the latest coaching lineup for Season 26 of the hit show. Joining Gwen Stefani and Reba McEntire are newcomers Snoop Dogg and Michael Bublé!

With playful banter, Reba welcomed Snoop Dogg to the stage: "Folks, we've got a rookie taking the chair. I can't wait for him to join us — so I can beat him," she joked. "Everyone, please welcome the D-O-double-G, Snoop Dogg!"

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The iconic rapper then took the spotlight and changed the lyrics to his 1994 smash-hit "Gin and Juice" to fit the event: "With so much drama in the LBC, it's kinda hard being Snoop on NBC," he rapped on stage.

Snoop Dogg expressed his excitement for joining the competition, adding, "Since Reba is the queen of The Voice who brings the sparkle, I can be the king who brings the style, the funk, and the fun."

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The duo will take over coaching duties for Chance the Rapper, John Legend, and country duo Dan + Shay — but this won't be their first time on the Emmy-winning series.

Snoop Dogg previously took on the role of Mega Mentor during the Season 20 knockouts, which aired in April 2021. As for Michael Bublé, he served as an advisor for Blake Shelton's team during Season 3 of The Voice.

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Michael Bublé and Snoop Dogg during NBC's upfront presentation on May 13, 2024, in New York City.
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The legendary rapper and five-time Grammy-winning crooner hinted at their involvement just a day before the official announcement. Snoop took to X (formerly known as Twitter), writing, "Yo hit me @MichaelBuble," along with a photo of the both of them.

Michael replied with a gif of a cat sporting sunglasses with the caption, "'Sup, homie!"

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