Keith Urban Named New Mega Mentor on ‘The Voice’

It’s official: Keith Urban, the four-time Grammy winner, is stepping into the shoes of Wynonna Judd to serve as the new mega mentor for season 25 of the NBC singing competition show, “The Voice”. The 56-year-old is joining an impressive lineup of coaches, including Chance the Rapper, Dan + Shay, John Legend, and Reba McEntire.

Replacing Wynonna Judd and Joining NBC’s Show

Urban’s appointment comes as he replaces Wynonna Judd, who had served as a mega mentor for the show’s previous season. On an Instagram post welcoming Urban, “The Voice” celebrated the news and introduced him as the new mentor to the viewers.

Season 25, which kicked off on NBC on February 26, saw Urban joining an ensemble of star-studded coaches. Previous mentors have included an array of recognizable names, like Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Ed Sheeran, Garth Brooks, Rihanna, and Dolly Parton among others, many of whom went on to become full-time coaches.

Mega Mentor Role and Urban’s Debut

Now that the show’s battle rounds have concluded, Urban is set to make his first appearance as a mega mentor during the knockout rounds, which are scheduled to begin on April 8. In this round, two singers from the same team compete against each other. Their respective coach determines who progresses to the playoffs.

Reba McEntire, who has known Urban for many years, attempted to use her connection with Urban to sway a singer, Ronnie Wilson, to join her team on a recent episode of “The Voice”. However, her pitch was unsuccessful, and Wilson chose to join Team Legend instead.

Urban’s Previous Stints as Judge and Mentor

Urban’s experience on the reality music universe isn’t new. He has previously served as a judge on the Australian version of “The Voice” and was also part of “American Idol” as a panelist from 2013 to 2016. Last year, he became a mentor for the “Idol” season 21 finale, advising the top three contestants and delivering a performance of his song “Wild Hearts.”

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, Keith Urban brings vast industry experience and a well-regarded music career to his new role of mega mentor on “The Voice”. With his knowledge and expertise, he’s set to guide the next generation of aspiring artists on their musical journey. Catch the latest episodes on NBC or head over to HitPlay to stay updated on all the highlights and performances from the show.

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