Harlem’s Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus are the latest superstar singers to join The Voice. NBC confirmed the news Friday, with Keys and Cyrus set to take ownership of their own teams on the hit reality singing competition’s upcoming Season 11. They’ll join series mainstays Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who have appeared on every season of The Voice.
The status of The Voice‘s fourth coach’s chair – held currently by Christina Aguilera, who in recent seasons alternated with Gwen Stefani – remained unknown until NBC announced that Keys – who previously served as a mentor for Williams’ team during the show’s seventh season – would join the cast. Previous coaches also include Usher, Cee Lo Green and Shakira.
Cyrus will provide a sneak preview of her Voice skills March 28th when she makes her series debut as a guest adviser during the competition’s knockout rounds. For Season 11, she’ll up her presence to fulltime Voice team leader.
The Wrap first reported that Pharrell Williams, who had served as judge from Season Seven to the current Season 10, would not rejoin the cast for the upcoming season, and that Cyrus had been recruited to take his place; Cyrus soon confirmed the news via her Twitter, with Williams posting his own congratulatory tweet to Cyrus.
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“The musical expertise and energy these two incredibly talented women will bring to the show is remarkable,” NBC Entertainment’s Paul Telegdy said in a statement. “We’re thrilled that they’ll be joining Adam and Blake in what we know will be a magical 11th season.”
Via Rolling Stone