Season 17 winner Jake Hoot and Season 19 finalist Ian Flanigan are returning to The Voice stage later this month!
On Tuesday, May 11, PEOPLE revealed that Hoot and Kelly Clarkson as well as Flanigan and Blake Shelton are teaming up for performances of their respective duets, “I Would’ve Loved You” and “Grow Up” on NBC’s The Voice.
On May 17, Shelton and Flanigan will perform their duet “Grow Up,” which will mark the live debut of the track, just three days after its initial release on May 14. The song is Flanigan’s label debut with Reviver Records and features his coach Shelton. Shelton gushed over Flanigan’s vocal abilities and teased fans that he can’t wait to perform the track for viewers.
“The name of the show is The Voice because of singers like Ian,” Shelton told the outlet. “He has such a unique voice and I always loved his song choices and you just can’t limit him to one genre. Can’t wait for y’all to see what we have in store!”
Flanigan told the outlet that he is “beyond grateful for any opportunity to share the stage with Blake again,” later adding, “He’s been such a huge part of my growth and this process, I can’t thank him enough. It’s also an honor to be invited back to The Voice, feels great to return to perform my own music.”
Additionally, Clarkson and Hoot will share the stage on May 18 to mark their second live performance of “I Would’ve Loved You,” as they have already given the live debut of the duet during The Kelly Clarkson Show in late March.
Hoot admits that it is “so surreal” to get to sing on The Voice stage once again and even more so that he gets to sing a song he helped write alongside powerhouse vocalist Clarkson.
“It’s so surreal that I get to not only sing on that stage again, I also get to sing with my coach, Kelly Clarkson, and we get to perform a song that I helped write,” Hoot gushed. “I’ve got all the jitters and nerves from when I was there last, and I’m not even a contestant anymore! So pumped to be back, and I can’t thank The Voice and Kelly enough for giving me this opportunity!”
Clarkson can’t wait to reunite with Hoot next week and admits that it is so justifying to see the winners return home to their Voice family.
“There is something so heartwarming about seeing these winners return home to The Voice family,” Clarkson also shared with the outlet. “I cannot wait to reunite with Jake next week.”
The Voice airs on NBC at 8 p.m. EST, where they will reveal the remaining nine contestants.