The Battle Rounds began Monday on The Voice but one of the judges was missing. Kelly Clarkson, 3 time champion, was under the weather and unable to be there. She did not test positive for COVID-19 but she was unable to be on set. She was watching remotely and checking in on her team.
Kelly did not leave her seat vacant though. Clarkson had a previous advisor and fifth coach for the comeback stage Kelsea Ballerini fill in for her. Ballerini tweeted about the temporary gig.
“when @kellyclarkson calls and asks you to keep her seat warm, you put all those years of being her super fan to work. thank you @johnlegend @nickjonas and ole pops @blakeshelton for making me feel like part of the @NBCTheVoice family. ’m forever #teamkelly…see y’all at the battle rounds! “