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The Voice is rotating in two new judges.
The news comes just days ahead of Cyrus’ Voice debut on season 10, during which she will serve as a key advisor mentoring all four groups of contestants. Keys previously served as a mentor for Williams’ group of singers during his season-seven debut. The two will join returning stars Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who have been with the series since its inception. Cyrus confirmed her new gig late Friday on Twitter.
Levine, Shelton and Williams are also on the current season alongside original coach Christina Aguilera. In recent years, Aguilera has taken every other season off, with another female coach subbing in for her. First, it was Shakira, then it was Stefani. The latter is famously dating Shelton after the two met on The Voice. Stefani is currently in the midst of a busy promotional tour for her new album, but will appear this season as a mentor for Shelton’s team.
Thanks to Cyrus and Keys, season 11 will be the first with two female coaches.
“The musical expertise and energy these two incredibly talented women will bring to the show is remarkable,” Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC Entertainment, 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.”
The Voice never has shied away from switching the talent in its big red chairs over the course of its 10-season run. Other previous judges include CeeLo Green and Usher.
Before her musical rise, Cyrus first became a household name on the small screen thanks to Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana. In addition to her upcoming gig on The Voice, she is also set to star in Woody Allen’s new Amazon TV series. She is repped by CAA, ReignDeer Entertainment and Edelstein Laird.
Keys, who most recently appeared on Empire late last year, released her most recent album in 2012. She is repped by WME.
The 11th season of The Voice will air in September.
Shirley Halperin contributed to this report.
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