Singer Selena Gomez will mentor new singers on the next season of popular reality singing show, “The Voice,” reports suggest. Gomez will join Gwen Stefani.
“She was surprisingly amazing as a mentor even though she’s so young,” a source close to the songstress told US Weekly. “She exceeded everyone’s expectations.” She will work with the new singers during the battle rounds in the upcoming season.
NBC’s “The Voice” returns on Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. EDT. Other new mentors chosen for the show's Season 9 include John Fogerty, Brad Paisley and Missy Elliott. Fogerty will be seen on Adam Levine’s team while Paisley will mentor Blake Shelton’s team. Singer Elliott is reportedly chosen to mentor Pharrell Williams’ team.
Fogerty was chosen by Levine after his performance on "The Voice" finale, the website reported. “Brad was a good friend to Blake, and it was great for Blake to have him there -- especially considering everything Blake is going through,” the source adds.
Gomez and other artists will follow the footsteps of the likes of Lionel Richie, Ellie Goulding, Meghan Trainor, Stevie Nicks, Gavin Rossdale and Alicia Keys.
Meanwhile, Gomez is also busy with her upcoming album, “Revival,” which is scheduled for Oct. 9 release. The Texas-born singer said the album will have songs inspired by her life. In talking to Ryan Seacrest, the singer said she has become more confident as a woman and comfortable with her sensuality.
“I’m very confident in this record and you can hear it,” she told Seacrest. “But I’m vulnerable, I’m real, and I think it just shows a different side of me, and I’m really excited, and I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders,” she said.