Mariah Carey becomes 'The Voice' advisor five years after she left 'American Idol'

Cheryl Kahla
Oct 24, 2018
02:34 P.M.
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Award-winning singer and songwriter, Mariah Carey, is set to return to NBC's "The Voice" in the role of advisor.


The news was shared by "Today" on Twitter. They wrote in the caption: "We can exclusively reveal that [Mariah Carey] will be the key advisor on [The Voice] this season!"

Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa. The announcement clip can be viewed below.

The 48-year-old singer will join Jennifer Hudson's team as an advisor. She is excited about the challenge, despite referring to her time on "Idol" as the worst of her life.


When asked back in 2015 if she would like to return to Idol, Carey famously said: "Hell no. Absolutely not."

Since it was announced that she would join "The Voice," Carey said that she's blown away with by talent and added:

"The sessions with the contestants, some of them have completely blown me away. It's like a humbling experience to be around all the raw talent."


She is also looking forward to meeting new people in the industry as it helps her not to get caught up in her own world too much. She explained:

"And it’s nice to see other people and what they’re doing and what they’re working with and what they’re bringing to the table in terms of their contributions as artists."


Fans on Twitter were ecstatic, and it would appear that "The Voice" will gain plenty of new viewers, thanks to Carey's involvement.

A user known only as Rae said, "suddenly I'm going to watch the voice," while K.M concurred, saying, "I guess I'll be watching The Voice."


Another was excited to see the "best vocalist of all time" on the show, while MTV director Nick Guillory succinctly added: "I see MC, I watch."

Carey confirmed earlier this year that she would be writing a memoir detailing her struggles with bipolar II disorder and mental health.

She doesn't shy away from talking about the diagnosis and hopes she can help other people who are battling the disease and facing stigma every day.

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