NBC has confirmed to People magazine exclusively that pop singer Selena Gomez will be advising Gwen and her team for season 9 of The Voice kicking off next month. Reports surfaced late last month that Selena was set to advise but had yet to be confirmed.
In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Gwen says that someone like Selena is incredible to work with and admires her dedication and experience. “It’s just incredible to me to think of somebody that’s been doing it since they were a child, like it’s hard to understand it. The dedication and the years that she’s put in and to only be so young but have so much experience is kind of incredible.”
Though Selena is only 23, Gwen says she’s able to feed off her energy since she is in the process of “finding herself”. “I feel like I can feel her energy and like what she’s doing right now, she’s really blossoming and really coming to her own.”
Selena believes in Gwen and calls her an “ideal colleague” and has felt nothing but “good vibes” while working with her. “I’m learning a lot being here. I’ve been in a transition period with my music, so it is, like [Gwen] said, inspiring. I love being in the presence of women, especially women who are so comfortable in their own skin and support other women.”
When approached by Gwen to be on The Voice with her, the article said that it was a “no-brainier” decision. “First off, you don’t say no to Gwen,” says Selena. Access Hollywood also shared that Gwen specifically asked for Selena to advise her team.
When asked about whatâ€™s coming next from her, Gwen says jokingly, â€œI donâ€™t know, who cares. Letâ€™s do it. Letâ€™s go wild!â€ Selena teases by saying sheâ€™s listened to Gwenâ€™s new material.
— Liz Hernandez (@LizHernandez) August 17, 2015
— Access Hollywood (@accesshollywood) August 17, 2015
— People magazine (@people) August 17, 2015
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) August 17, 2015
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