Smith will perform with Foster playing the piano at the Jane Lynch-hosted awards show.
Jordan Smith will be performing at the People’s Choice Awards!
The award show’s executive producer Mark Burnett told PEOPLE exclusively that The Voice season 9 winner is set to take the stage with 16-time Grammy winning record producer/musician David Foster.
“Just confirmed Jordan Smith performing, accompanied by David Foster on piano,” said Burnett, who also is executive producer of The Voice. “They’re in the studio now working on his album together.”
“Since the finale, Jordan has been mentioned so many times. America loves him,” Burnett, 55, praised the newly engaged singer. “America is going to get to see Jordan Smith again, his first time back on network television since The Voice finale.”
And the 22-year-old star has been keeping busy recording new music. The day of the PCAs, Smith and Foster will be “literally going to come in from the recording studio on the stage before they get back to work,” Burnett explained.
As for Smith’s recent engagement to longtime girlfriend Kristen Denny, the award-winning TV producer couldn’t be more happy for the up-and-comer.
“He’s just thrilled to have gone home as the winner and gotten engaged to his sweetheart,” Burnett said. “He’s been really, really honored in his hometown. I’m thrilled!”
Jane Lynch will host the People’s Choice Awards, presented at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Jan. 6 and broadcast on CBS. It was just announced that Ellen DeGeneres will receive the show’s Favorite Humanitarian honor.
•Reporting by CHRISTINA DUGAN