AceShowbiz - Fans of "The Voice" are not happy with the fact that the upcoming season of the NBC singing competition show will no longer feature Kelly Clarkson as one of the coaches. After it was announced on Friday, May 13 that Camila Cabello would replace Kelly for season 22, some fans took to social media to claim that they would skip the new season.
"Not watching without queen @kellyclarkson," one person said of "The Kelly Clarkson Show" host, who first appeared on "The Voice" in February 2018 for season 14. Another fan added, "Not gonna lie- will probably pass on this season- without Kelly, its no fun! Camila does not compare," while someone else said, "Without Kelly, not gonna watch. She has the humor."
Camila previously announced the coach line-up for upcoming season 22 via a TikTok clip which saw her belting out Mika's "Grace Kelly" alongside Blake Shelton, John Legend and Gwen Stefani. In the caption of the post, the Cuban-born songstress declared, "See you this fall #TheVoice."
Of Kelly's decision to quit the long-running show, an insider previously claimed, "While Kelly hasn't announced it publicly yet, she's done with the red chair. She's quit." The source continued, "She has shifted mindset. After her divorce from (husband) Brandon (Blackstock), Kelly has decided she needs to prioritize her kids. There's only so much she can do. Something had to give. That something was 'The Voice'."
Kelly actually talked about the matter in an Instagram Live Q&A on January 12. The "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" told her fans, "I've decided this year there's just [going to] be a couple changes for me that I can't say here, but there's a couple things happening. I've been able to make more time just for me and my kiddos and still be able to work. Just where we can get away on weekends and really do some fun stuff with my kids."
The singer, who shares 7-year-old daughter River and 6-year-old son Remington with ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, went on to say, " 'Cause they only want to hang out with you for so long and that's now so I gotta take advantage of that … I'm excited to have more time with them. I mean I have a ton of time in the morning but I don't know, I'm selfish. They're fun."