Who Is Niles On The Voice? Niall Horan Debut As 'The Voice' Judge 2023

Niall Horan with his judge's chair on The Voice
Niall Horan with his judge's chair on The Voice( Source : instagram )

Who Is Niles On The Voice? Niall on the Voice is Niall Horan from the popular band One Direction. One Direction was once one of the biggest boy bands in the world.

Fans of the popular American reality competition show, The Voice, were shocked and happy that Niall was joining the show on this newest season. The confirmation came on October 11, 2022, that longtime judge, Blake Shelton would be joined once again by Kelly Clarkson, and new additions, Chance the Rapper, and Niall Horan.

As one of the most popular and beloved members of the now-defunct One Direction, Niall's addition has caused a lot of frenzy amongst fans of both the singer and the show.

For the former, they are anticipating what he will do, as for the latter, they are asking who exactly is this young man.

Who Is Niall On The Voice?

Niall on The Voice is one of the four judges on the show. Niall is also a musical artist with a vibrant career.

Born on September 13, 1993, in Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland, the singer has been active since 2010 and got his start on a reality competition series himself. Niall got his start on the British singing show, The X Factor, where he was made to join a boy band called One Direction.

Niall Was A Member Of One Direction

Niall Horan was on One Direction alongside Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik. One Direction was a boy band.

Though each member auditioned for the X Factor as a solo candidate, they couldn't find success alone. However, longtime judge Simon Cowell saw their potential as a group and banded them together.

One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful (Official Video) ( Source : youtube )

From then until 2016, One Direction was one of the most popular and beloved boy bands of their time. The group was especially popular with young girls, and their fan base was called the Directioners. 

Sadly, the group disbanded within a year after Zayn left on March 25, 2015, and since then, each has pursued a solo career.

Niall Pursued A Solo Career After One Direction

Niall went solo in 2016 after One Direction broke up. The singer has consistently released music since then.

Soon after the group's announcement of an indefinite hiatus, Niall announced that he had signed a deal with Capitol Records. The singer released his debut solo single, This Town on September 29, 2016.

Niall Horan - This Town (Official Lyric Video) ( Source : youtube )

The song was warmly received both by One Direction Fans and the public at large and reached number 9 on the UK charts and number 20 on the Hot 100. Niall released his debut album, Flicker, the next year on October 20, 2017, to great success.

Since then, the singer has released another album, Heartbreak Weather, on March 13, 2020, and is set to release his third album, The Show, on June 9, 2023. 

What Does Niall Do On The Voice?

Niall is one of the four judges on The Voice. Niall judges alongside Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, and Blake Shelton.

What separates the Voice from many other singing reality competition shows is that the judges don't only critique a candidate's performance but also create a team that they've hand-selected and guide them through the season.

Niall Horan IMITATES Blake Shelton as They Banter on The Voice ( Source : youtube )

The team can vary from three to five people, all depending on how many candidates have made it past the initial showing. During that initial showing, the judges will listen to the candidate with their chair turned in the other direction, and if they like the candidate, will press a button that will then swivel the chair so the judge can face the candidate and invite them to join their team.

One of the reasons why Niall has gotten so much press recently is due to the unusual antic he did to win candidate Ross Clayton. The singer just went up to every judge's chair and simply pressed the button again, so they were facing back.

Who Are The Other Judges On The Voice?

Niall is not the only judge on the Voice as he is joined by Blake Shelton, Chance the Rapper, and Kelly Clarkson.

Of the four, Chance is another first-timer, while Kelly had been on the show from Seasons 14 to 21, taking a break for Season 22, and returning this season. Blake Shelton is the only person in the history of the show to appear in all seasons. 

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton is a Country music artist from Ada, Oklahoma. Blake was born on June 18, 1976.

Blake Shelton wearing a black shirt underneath a brown jacket
Blake Shelton wearing a black shirt underneath a brown jacket( Source : facebook )

The singer has notched over 42 songs on the Hot 100 and is a perennial presence on the Country charts. But, not only is Blake one of the most famous and beloved Country acts of the new millennium, but he has also been the face of the show for as long as it has been in existence. 

Blake is also the judge with the most candidates from his team to win the show, with a whopping 22 candidates to have won from his team. As such, many find Blake to be the heart as well as the face of the show.

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson is an American singer from Fort Worth, Texas. Kelly was born on April 24, 1982.

Kelly Clarkson smiling while sitting on the judge's chair on The Voice
Kelly Clarkson smiling while sitting on the judge's chair on The Voice( Source : facebook )

The singer is perhaps the aptest person to be a judge for a singing competition show because, like Niall, she also had her start through one. Kelly is the first person to win the American Idol reality show, which some consider the ur-example of a singing competition show.

Since then, Kelly has embarked on a successful singing career, as well as appearing in movies, and most recently has started her talk show called The Kelly Clarkson show. The singer may not have seen the same amount of winning candidates as Blake, but with four winners under her belt despite being in the show for less than half the time he has, her accomplishments are nothing to scoff at.

Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper is a Hip-Hop artist from Chicago, Illinois. Chance was born on April 16, 1993.

Chance the Rapper during a model shoot back in 2019
Chance the Rapper during a model shoot back in 2019( Source : facebook )

One of the most beloved and controversial figures in Hip-Hop, Chance is well-loved for his early mixtape output and for being one of the first independent artists to sell platinum records through Apple Music. The feat earned the rapper a  lot of respect both from his peers and various media outlets.

Through the mid-to-late 2010s, the rapper seemed unstoppable releasing hit single after hit single, and even won a Grammy in 2016. However, this all changed around the turn of the decade after the release of his much-maligned debut studio album, The Big Day, which was derided by critics and fans alike. 

However, the rapper is currently going through something of a resurgence among fans and critics. Joining the Voice is also seen as part of that as Chance's public profile has now substantially grown.

Some FAQs

Is Niles On The Voice Married?

No, Niall Horan is not married but he has been dating Amelia Woolley since 2020.

How Old Is Niles On The Voice?

Niall Horan is 29 years old. Niall was born on September 13, 1993.

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