Keith Urban will be “The Voice”'s newest mega mentor

Urban, a former judge on "American Idol" and the Australian version of "The Voice," replaces Wynonna Judd.

The Voice fans will soon welcome Grammy-winner Keith Urban as the show's new mega mentor.

Urban will replace outgoing mega mentor Wynonna Judd and joins season 25 coaches Chance the Rapper, Dan + Shay, John Legend, and Reba McEntire.

The Voice welcomed Urban on Instagram, captioning a photo with, "Let’s hear it for #TheVoice Mega Mentor [Keith Urban]."

<p>Greg Gayne/NBC</p> Keith Urban

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Keith Urban

Now that The Voice's battle rounds have wrapped up, Urban will step up as each coach prepares for knockouts, which kick off on April 8.

During that round, two singers from the same team are pitted against each other. Their coach determines who advances to the playoffs, the final stage before live shows begin. However, there is, of course, that wrinkle where each coach can use a steal during knockouts to take an eliminated singer from another team.

The "Somebody Like You" singer joins an illustrious group of mega mentors that includes Legend, McEntire, and Gwen Stefani, all of whom became full-time coaches.

Others have included Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Ed Sheeran, Garth Brooks, Rihanna, and Dolly Parton, as well as Usher, CeeLo Green, and Christina Aguilera, who returned to mentor after their coaching stints concluded.

<p>Mike Lawrie/WireImage</p> Keith Urban

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Keith Urban

Urban, who is preparing to release his 12th studio album later this year, isn't new to vocal competition TV. He previously served as a judge on American Idol and the Australian version of The Voice.

When he returned as a mentor to the Idol finale last year, Urban said he was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with emerging artists. "To be able to come in as a mentor, and play as well, is incredible," he told PEOPLE in 2023. "That was home for me for several seasons, and the mentoring part is probably one of the things I always enjoyed the most, getting to work with the artist one-on-one."

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