It was just announced that Pharrell Williams (and his hat?) will be joining the judging line-up for season 7 of NBC’s hit singing show, “The Voice.”
The “Happy” singer was the first confirmed judge for the next season, with the remaining chairs to be announced soon. NBC released this statement on their ‘Voice’ Twitter account, welcoming the Grammy-award winner:
Judging change-ups are not uncommon on the reality show. Coaches Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green swapped mentoring roles with Shakira and Usher for the past three seasons now, joining the perennial bromance of Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Some of the judges took to their own Twitter accounts to show Pharrell the family love:
Pharrell has been riding quite a wave of momentum recently. The acclaimed producer wrote, produced and was featured in Robin Thicke’s 2013 summer anthem, “Blurred Lines.” Williams also wrote and featured on Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” for which he earned a “Record of the Year” Grammy. And how can we forget the Oscar-nominated song “Happy” from the “Despicable Me 2” soundtrack? It’s kind of the Earth’s jam right now. (It’s currently in its fifth week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100).
What do you peepz think? I personally love the choice: mainstream, fresh, acclaimed behind-the-scenes and on stage–perfect choice! I would hate to see either Adam or Blake leave though, so granted they stay, who would you like to see sitting in the last chair? Britney Spears? Sorry, I’m feeling very funny today.
But for real, Mariah Carey? Oh, there I go again….
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