Taylor Swift Joins 'The Voice' as Adviser

"Shake It Off"
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Taylor Swift performed her new single dressed in a shimmering silver two-piece, but when she found herself standing atop a massive "1989" sign and appeared as if she was about to jump off into her crowd of dancers, the music suddenly paused. "I don't care if it's the VMAs, I'm not jumping off there," she said, disappearing out of view and then referencing Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" dancer snafu during rehearsals. "All kinds of people getting bit by snakes, it's dangerous!" 

Taylor Swift has reportedly joined The Voice as the universal adviser for season seven.

The "Shake It Off" singer will help all four coaches — Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams — as they strategize with their remaining teammates for the second round of battles. The round pits singers from the same team against each other in sudden-death duets.

The role, introduced last season along with the rebooted battle round, is still relatively new to the series; Coldplay's Chris Martin stepped in to mentor singers from all teams for the first time in the show's run.

Us Weekly first reported the news of Swift's turn.

Swift — whose fifth studio album, 1989, drops Oct. 27 — joins an already star-studded season. Along with new coaches Stefani and Williams, the upcoming run will feature guest mentors Stevie Nicks with Levine, Gavin Rossdale with wife Stefani, Little Big Town with Shelton and Alicia Keys with Williams. The four acts will share their expertise in the rehearsal room during the first battle round.

NBC did not immediately respond to The Hollywood Reporter's request for comment.

The Voice returns to NBC on Sept. 22.

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