UPDATE/VideoGlennis Grace (43) becomes the new coach in The voice of Holland. She succeeds Jan Smit, who gives up his red chair after just one season.
Leon van Wijk
Jul 2 2021
It is quite a triumph for the singer, who, in her own words, was also asked for the RTL 4 talent show ten years ago. To her indignation, however, not as a coach, but as a candidate.
‘Dreams can come true’, writes Glenda Batta, as Glennis is actually called, now on Instagram with a video of herself in her coach chair. In it she says: ,,From America to the Eurovision Song Contest, I was allowed to make my voice heard on many special stages. And now it’s my honor to hear and coach your voice on this special stage.”
Glennis says that he has not only seen almost all episodes of the Dutch version, but also likes to watch the British and American variants. ,,I really enjoy all that talent and my hands regularly itched to get started as a coach.”
Do you think Glennis is a good successor to Jan Smit?
- Yes, good choice (51%)
- No, rather someone else (49%)
Other coaches stay
Glennis will take part in the upcoming twelfth season of The Voice place next to fellow coaches Anouk, Ali B and Waylon, RTL confirms to this site. The presentation is in the hands of Martijn Krabbé and Chantal Janzen.
The singer said earlier that she had already been asked for the coach role around 2020, but it then went to Jan Smit. De Volendammer will not return next season, because he wants to organize his agenda differently with a view to his 25th anniversary as an artist. ‘More time for my own music and, above all, for myself’, he said.
Glennis, who went through difficult times privately after the loss of her father Eddie (86) and the breakdown of her relationship with boyfriend Lévy Simon, is experiencing a good period in terms of work. Last May, she performed in front of about 183 million viewers during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
She also has experience with talent shows; in 2018 she scored highly with the American version of Got Talent. Glennis reached the final, but did not win:
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