"The Voice" coaches were not "furious" Mariah Carey was hired to be a key advisor on the singing competition show, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct that claim. On the contrary, not only has Gossip Cop learned from an NBC insider it's untrue, but coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson have done nothing but sang Carey's praises.

According to RadarOnline, the coaches on "The Voice" are "furious" Carey was hired because "no one wants her to join" the program. The often discredited website quotes a so-called "source" as saying, "They privately voiced their opinions and they were all overturned by NBC." The blog's alleged insider goes on to maintain it was "unanimous" that they didn't want her on the program, and they now "feel their voices don't matter." The purported tipster adds, "They don't want the drama and stress she brings to shows she's on."

The site's ill-informed "source" also contends Hudson, Clarkson, Levine and Shelton "don't think the show needs another famous name as an advisor given they already have four big celebs." The tipster further alleges Carey wants to be "more full time as a coach," and is using her stint on the program as an audition "to be a coach next season."

There's so much wrong in the story it's almost difficult to know where to begin. For starters, the article makes it sound as if Carey has yet to work on the singing series, with phrases such as "no one wants her to join" and "they don't want the drama and stress she brings to shows." But Carey has already taped her appearances for next week's episodes, and they were 100 percent drama- and stress-free.

And the claim that Carey is angling "to be a coach next season" similarly underscores how little the site knows about "The Voice." It was announced a full month ago that John Legend would be joining Shelton, Levine and Clarkson for Season 16 in the spring of 2019. Additionally, the "Hero" singer wouldn't be around anyway for next season's tryouts because Carey will be on her Caution World Tour around that time.

Basically, whoever came up with the website's phony narrative didn't do his or her homework. While it's NBC's policy not to comment about certain aspects of the competition series, a source involved with the show exclusively tells Gossip Cop, "Everyone loved her" and was "so excited." But don't believe us. The coaches themselves gushed about Carey's participation on the "The Voice."

In a YouTube video from "The Voice" a few days ago, Clarkson admitted she was "freaking out" because Carey was her key advisor. In that same footage, Shelton called her an "icon" and expressed if one were to take "some advice from anybody on the planet, if you're a singer, I'd listen to Mariah Carey." Additionally, Levine told the singing superstar, "It's so good working with you," while Hudson could be seen sharing with Carey that collaborating alongside her was "my favorite 'Voice' moment ever." Those are hardly comments from people who were "furious" that Carey was hired for a couple of episodes.

Of course, the website isn't that reliable when it comes to stories about the singing competition series. Among the many inaccurate reports Gossip Cop has busted was a tale from more than 18 months ago that falsely contended Shelton and Gwen Stefani were faking their relationship for "The Voice" cameras. Another of that blog's blunders which we corrected was when it wrongly asserted about a year ago that Hudson was being "fired" from "The Voice." Maybe RadarOnline should be "furious" with its sources who have repeatedly fed the site bogus information about "The Voice."

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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