Meghan Trainor Joins 'The Voice' Season 8 Alongside A Familiar Returning Mentor To Make All Your Dreams Come True
It looks like we won't be forgetting "All About That Bass" anytime soon. Face it world: Meghan Trainor is a musical powerhouse and she is poised for superstardom even if she is a self-confessed non-feminist and, like, two of her songs sound the same. Not only has Trainor done a duet with Harry Styles of One Direction for her debut studio album, Title, but there's more good news on the horizon for her. According to US Weekly, Trainor is joining The Voice Season 8 as a mentor, alongside names like Nick Jonas, Ellie Goulding, and Lionel Richie.
To be specific, Trainor will be mentoring Team Blake Shelton while Jonas takes Team Christina Aguilera, Richie takes Team Pharrell Williams, and Goulding takes Team Adam Levine. Richie has been a mentor on the show before, back in Season 2 for Team Aguilera, but the rest are new faces debuting for the first time when The Voice returns to our TV screens in February. And who can blame the show for wanting to snatch them up? Jonas' single, "Jealous," just displaced Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" at the top of the radio charts, Trainor's fame does not need discussing, and Ellie Goulding is, like, Ellie Goulding. Sign me up for those mentors, please and thank you.
No matter what else The Voice has in store for next season, they're already winning with the announcement of these particular celebrity mentors. I mean, if it were up to me, then I would just get Richie to mentor all the teams in every season ever, but I understand wanting to use such a national treasure sparingly and instead give some airtime to rising stars who are generating a buzz for themselves. And is there a more apt description of Trainor, Jonas, and Goulding? All three of the non-Richie mentors know a thing or two about singing, songwriting, and performing, so it will be great to see which one of them mentors the team that reigns supreme.
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