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John Legend Says New ‘The Voice’ Coach Camila Cabello Will Be ‘Tough to Beat’

Camila Cabello and John Legend on 'The Voice'Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

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John Legend thinks new coach Camila Cabello will be a threat to the panel on Season 22 of The Voice. In a new interview, he says she’ll be “tough to beat.” Meanwhile, Blake Shelton likes working with wife Gwen Stefani on the show because she’s not competitive.


John Legend Talks New The Voice Coach Camila Cabello

Cabello previously appeared on The Voice as a Battle Advisor on Legend’s team in Season 21. Legend told NBC Insider that he “could tell she was really good at it” and actually suggested she should be a coach if the opportunity came up.

“I’ve made it harder for myself by allowing her to be my competition,” Legend joked. “And now, she’s coming for the crown. We all should look out.”

Both Kelly Clarkson and Ariana Grande will be sitting Season 22 out, making room for new coach Cabello and returning coach Gwen Stefani. Legend and longtime coach Blake Shelton will both be returning to the panel for this season.


This is also the first time the show has only aired one season per year, skipping the usual spring season. Season 22 of The Voice will premiere Monday, September 19, on NBC. Blind Auditions started filming earlier this year.

SEE ALSO: GWEN STEFANI RETURNS TO ‘THE VOICE’ ALONG WITH NEW COACH CAMILA CABELLO FOR SEASON 22

Why Blake Shelton Likes Working with Gwen Stefani

While Legend thinks Cabello is a threat this season, Shelton likes that Stefani isn’t too competitive. The couple also just celebrated their first wedding anniversary earlier this month, so Shelton enjoys spending time with his wife.


“The best part about working with my wife is that I never have to be apart from her,” Shelton told NBC Insider. “And she also happens to be one of the least competitive people I know. Being on a competition show with your wife, who is also not competitive, is the greatest situation you can be in.”

Meanwhile, Stefani said working with her husband again has been “surreal,” adding that it reminded her of past years on The Voice with Shelton and the “different phases” of their relationship. She said it was “kinda easy and flawless and normal” to get back to working together.

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