Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys will join The Voice and replace Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams as coaches for season 11, NBC has confirmed.
“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.”
This means along with Stafani and Williams, current coach Christina Aguilera will not be returning next season.
In just a few days, Cyrus will be making her Voice debut as a key advisor and will mentor all four groups of contestants. Keys has previously been on the show as an adviser for Williams during Season 7, which was William’s debut.
Miley confirmed the news via Twitter on Friday:
Keys and Cyrus will join current coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, who have been with the show since it began.
Shelton, Levine, and Williams are all on the current season of the show along with Aguilera. Most recently, Christina has been alternating seasons and taking time off and another female coach fills her big red chair.
Stefani, who is dating Shelton after meeting him on the show, is promoting her new album. However, she will still appear as a mentor for Blake’s team this season.
The Voice has seen several stars in the spinning chairs over ten seasons, but Season 11 will be the first time two women have been coaching at the same time.
Season 11 of The Voice airs in September.