‘The Voice’ Announces Mariah Carey as This Season’s Knockouts Advisor
Big news coming in from The Voice this morning! This season’s Knockouts Advisor will be none other than Mariah Carey! This isn’t her first appearance on talent shows either. If you’ll remember, Mariah was a judge on season 12 of American Idol in 2013. She will now be joining coaches Adam, Kelly, JHud, and Blake to advise the artists competing for spots in the Live Shows!
Let’s take a look at the announcement with Mariah Carey herself:
🚨 And your Knockouts Advisor is… 🚨
Posted by The Voice on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Now, I don’t think there’s any arguing whether Mariah Carey is qualified for the job. She has won almost every award possible for a singer and has set record after record. Mariah Carey has spent 79 weeks at the number-one position on Billboard‘s Hot 100, which is the greatest number for any artist in U.S. chart history. She also accumulated 18 number-one singles on the same chart, the most for any solo artist. Plus, up until “Despacito” was released last year and tied it, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men held the record for spending 16 weeks at the top of the chart with their song “One Sweet Day.” And in case that wasn’t enough, Mariah’s Christmas album is the best-selling Christmas album of all time. I could honestly go on but I think I’ve made my point!
Just last night, two artists on The Voice sang “Always Be My Baby” for their Battle, though it was montaged. Awkward.
The “Mariah would be proud” line at the end is just gold too. Mariah Carey will look to use this experience to make up for the negative one she had on American Idol. It is well-known that she described that experience as being “bleak” and–for lack of a better way to phrase this–just didn’t enjoy it at all. Her feuds with Nicki Minaj were memorable, but definitely not in a positive way for Mariah. About the experience, she once said, “It was like going to work every day in Hell with Satan.” So yeah, I have a feeling she wasn’t a fan. Along with Kelly, Jennifer, and Keith Urban, this season continues to be filled with past Idol talent!
The Voice is much more positive though and will allow Mariah to shine. She is just so talented and such an amazing person! The artists will all benefit from hearing what she has to say. Because, to put it simply, no one knows the industry better than Mariah Carey! She is exactly what these artists want to become. I am most excited to see her advise the powerhouse female vocalists this season, like Kennedy Holmes, SandyRedd, Kymberli Joye, and RADHA. She is such an inspiration!
Also just want to put out the motion right now for them to bring “VH1 Divas” back. Come on, NBC! Mariah Carey joins The Voice family next week for the Knockouts!