“Voice” fans rejoice! Alicia Keys has nabbed a role on NBC’s hit singing competition show. The exciting news comes on the heels of the announcement that former Disney star Miley Cyrus will also be joining NBC’s “The Voice” during season 11, as a new coach.
In other news, Pharrell Williams will be exiting the show — for the season at least. As you may recall, the “Girl On Fire” recording artist joined the show as Williams’ key advisor in 2014. As it stands, the 15-time Grammy winner will serve as a new coach alongside Cyrus and returning stars Adam Levine and country singer Blake Shelton. Previous guest coaches include Cee Lo Green, Usher, Shakira and most recently, Gwen Stefani.
Meanwhile, Cyrus has been serving up vocal jewels as a key advisor on the show’s season 10, a role previously held by Taylor Swift, bad gal Rihanna and Coldplay front man Chris Martin.
While other singing competition shows such as “American Idol” have been known to lock in famous faces [judges] for several seasons at a time, “The Voice” has found much success in regularly mixing up the talent sitting in its big red chairs, changing the on-air dynamic in the process.
Although we’ve got quite some time before season 11 begins taping in September, Cyrus revealed she’s in New York filming a new project, Woody Allen’s new Amazon series. The pop vocalist also recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Disney series that shot her to stardom, “Hannah Montana.”
“Sending love to all my cast members on this anniversary,” she wrote via Instagram. “To the world it’s a celebration of 10 years but for us the journey began way before the world had any clue who the f–k any of us are.”
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