John Fogerty has officially been confirmed as an advisor for the ninth season of the NBC singing competition, The Voice. According to People magazine through NBC the ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman will indeed be a mentor for Adam Levine’s team this season, which premieres September 21 in the US.
“Hangin’ with Adam, singing ‘Lookin’ Out My Backdoor’ with him…[I’m] just having the time of my life right now,” Fogerty tells People. “Adam has an incredible voice and I am honored that he asked me to join him.”
The 70-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer adds, “I have great respect for the amount of work that goes into this show and the contestants that I got to hear sing, really impressed me.”
Fogerty also says he thinks Levine may have this season’s winner on his squad. “I saw something really unique and special,” he maintains. “I can’t give away details, but when this show airs I think the world will see for themselves and it won’t be a secret for long.”
Country singer Brad Paisley has also been confirmed. US Weekly magazine tipped the additions a couple of weeks ago. Also rumoured, pop singer Selena Gomez will advise Gwen Stefani’s team, and rapper Missy Elliott will serve as Pharrell Williams’ mentor.