Season 13 of NBC’s hit singing competition The Voice debuts tonight with the first of its blind audition rounds. Along with an amazing array of new talent, the coaching panel has a new face in its ever-rotating chairs with former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson. She joins the U.S. version of the show fresh off a triumphant debut on the U.K. franchise, winning it with one of her contestants. According to The Voice executive producer Audrey Morrissey, the addition of a talent as immense as Hudson will not only be good for the contestants this season, but a big benefit to the show. “Jennifer Hudson is a force to be reckoned with,” she declared at special screening of the season premiere.