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Ariana Grande is a coach for “The Voice,” and everyone should be excited

<p>&quot;The Voice&quot; airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC at 8 PM EST.</p>

"The Voice" airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC at 8 PM EST.

After many years of hearing Ariana Grande’s high belts and whistle notes, we finally get to hear her wisdom as the new coach in NBC’s “The Voice.” 

If her reported 20- to 25-million-dollar salary doesn’t show how big this is, then I don’t know what does.

I have been a huge fan of Ariana Grande since 2019, and I was so excited to hear she was going to take Nick Jonas’ spot in the singing competition. 

While some people might be a bit skeptical on how she’ll fit in with the other coaches with being new to the show and going up against “The Voice” veteran, Blake Shelton, I think she’ll do an incredible job whether one of her contestants wins or not. 

Ariana Grande is one of the most talented vocalists today. She has an incredible range, and she’s applauded for her vocal technique. She also has Broadway training, so she’s used to live performance and doesn’t have to rely on autotune to sound amazing. 

Her vocal training will benefit her team a lot; She shared her knowledge on the voice when she commented on contestants’ blind auditions and dissected their vibrato and range. 

Previews showed she was bringing in Kristin Chenoweth, Broadway sensation, as a guest for the Battle Rounds, and I was pumped about it. 

Could you imagine working with both Grande and Chenoweth?

It’s evident Ariana has knowledge of the voice as an instrument. As she says in a video describing what was in the lunchbox she gave her new team members, “Maintaining a healthy instrument is the most important part of being a vocalist.” 

I bought myself some lemon enicha throat coat tea when I had a throat virus, the same brand and flavor Ariana Grande gave her team. 

If it works for Ariana, I must be doing something right. 

Her success will also give her an advantage. Of course, all of the coaches are successful artists, but Ariana Grande is hip with the times.  

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In the past couple years, she released a concert film of her Sweetener World Tour on Netflix and her sixth album, “Positions,” with songs that climbed to the top of the charts and became TikTok trends. 

Ariana is determined to help her team become successful artists, whether they win or lose. Her connections and skyrocketing popularity will help her do just that. 

From the already aired episodes, Ariana fits right in. Her pitching skills improved, she picked up on the fun competitiveness between the coaches and she even threw in some of her own competitive strategies such as a “thank u, next” button

One of my favorite moments from the Blind Auditions was when a contestant showed the pictures she took with Ariana during her Honeymoon Tour years ago. Ariana’s reaction was so cute, and she left a lipstick stain on the photo strip for the contestant. 

It’s moments like that where you’re witnessing Ariana Grande the person and not Ariana Grande the popstar. Fans will get to see a new side of her. 

I think Katie Rae or Bella DeNapoli have a really good chance of winning. Their powerhouse Battle Round performance was incredible. While Katie has a rich lower-register, Bella has an amazing upper-register. Ariana can help them both with their runs and expanding their ranges. 

“The Voice” airs every Monday and Tuesday on NBC at 8 p.m.

@LLFreiberg

freibell@miamioh.edu 



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