By Maurice Bobb
It’s official: Gwen Stefani is taking her talents to “The Voice.”
The No Doubt singer took to Instagram to confirm the news on Tuesday (April 29).
Stefani will sit in the big red chair vacated by Christina Aguilera, who announced back in February that she’d be taking time off from the show to focus on her second pregnancy.
The blonde diva will join fellow newcomer Pharrell Williams (filling in for Cee Lo Green) as coaches for season seven of NBC’s juggernaut reality singing competition alongside confirmed returning veterans Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.
The announcement comes less than two weeks after rumors began circulating that the Love. Angel. Music. Baby. singer would be Xtina’s replacement.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two newbies will introduce themselves on the live May 5 telecast by way of performances. Skateboard P will perform his latest single from G I R L, “Come Get It Bae,” and Stefani will bless viewers with “Hollaback Girl,” which, not so coincidentally, was produced by the man known for wearing the big hats.