How to Audition for Next Season of ‘The Voice’

The Voice 2021


The upcoming season of “The Voice” needs fresh talent.

While the 21st season isn’t scheduled to air until fall 2021, the network is already on the hunt for the next set of talented contestants, according to NBC’s official page.

If you see yourself performing live on stage and working with celebrity coaches, here’s how to audition now:

How to Audition for Season 21 of ‘The Voice’

Auditioning for the next season of “The Voice” and potentially being coached by one of the show’s celebrity judges is as easy as submitting a video.

Per NBC’s casting page, before “Voice” hopefuls submit a video showcasing their talents and who they are, they need to create an account.

What is “The Voice” looking for?

“…Solo artists and duos that perform all types of music: pop, rock, R&B, hip-hop, alternative, Latin, country, blues, indie,” according to NBC’s casting.

Some eligibility requirements to audition include:

  • Must be a U.S. resident
  • Must be 13 years old or older

These Coaches Will Return for Season 21

Nick Jonas is the only coach from season 20 that won’t be returning next season.

That means Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, and John Legend will all appear as judges during season 21, alongside Ariana Grande, who will make her “Voice” debut in the fall.

According to US Weekly, this upcoming season will be Clarkson’s eighth time as coach and Legend’s sixth. Shelton is the longest-running coach in the history of the show appearing in all 21 seasons.

Ariana Grande is Joining the Star-Studded Cast

Grande is replacing Jonas next season. Back in March 2021, the “Positions” singer announced on Instagram that she’s joining “The Voice” as a coach for the first time.

“Surprise !!! i am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season,” Grande wrote in the photo caption, adding, “@nickjonas we will miss you.”

Jonas will finish the 20th season of “The Voice” before pop star Ariana Grande takes over. She’s set to join Clarkson, Shelton, and Legend during season 21 airing in the fall.

Every coach has commented on Grande’s new gig since her March announcement.

During a virtual Q&A session on April 13, Shelton told PEOPLE, and other publications, that he’s “excited” for Grande to join the show, adding, “It’s somebody new for me to beat.” Shelton, one of the original judges on “The Voice,” has led seven contestants to victory at the time of this writing.

Legend, who also joined Shelton during the Q&A, said Grande is a perfect fit.

“Part of the charm of the show is that we keep things exciting and bring different coaches on that will add a new flavor to the mix,” he added. “Ariana is one of the most gifted artists in our business today. She is a huge, chart-topping artist with amazing vocal skills.”

Clarkson said she’s also “excited” for Grande to join the team.

During a segment on her daytime talk show, Clarkson spoke about Grande’s upcoming debut, saying that she is her biggest competition. “They said she was signing on, and I was like, ‘We’re all going to lose.’”

Clarkson is definitely a fan of Grande’s. She’s covered a handful of her songs, like “Imagine,” during her variety talk show.

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