Kelly Clarkson Heading To ‘The Voice’ To Help Out Buddy Blake Shelton

Robbie Daw | January 6, 2012 9:06 am

Well, if Simon and Paula can defect from American Idol, why can’t Kelly Clarkson? She may not be “Mr. Know It All”, but the Ron Paul-supporting belter knows a thing or two about singing. And so the New York Post‘s report about Clarkson signing up to help Blake Shelton mentor his team on the upcoming second season of The Voice seems to make perfect sense (especially given that he’s her favorite person to follow on Twitter). Kelly already has ties to half of the show’s coaching team. Her first post-Idol single, 2003’s “Miss Independent”, was co-written by Christina Aguilera. But the biggest connection is that she’s managed by Starstruck Entertainment, the company run by Narvel Blackstock — aka Reba McEntire’s husband.

Unsurprisingly, Shelton is also managed by Starstruck. And Kelly will be partially filling in the mentor role on Blake’s team that Reba took up during Season 1 of The Voice.

But let’s not make too big a deal out of the whole “Kelly joining The Voice” thing. The Post seems to indicated that she’ll only be on the show for one episode, which will air in either late March or April.

Maybe, at the very least, Clarkson will get a 30-second feature on a Maroon 5 song out of the deal?