• Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus debut on ‘The Voice’

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    (From left) Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus will join Blake Shelton and Adam Levine as judges of ‘The Voice’

    (From left) Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus will join Blake Shelton and Adam Levine as judges of ‘The Voice’

    Singing a new tune as it returns to cable channel StarWorld on September 20, The Voice will be featuring two new judges for its 11th season. Joining singers Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as judges on The Voice Season 11 are R&B diva Alicia Keys and pop superstar Miley Cyrus, making this outing the first-ever to feature two females on the panel. Host Carson Daly also returns to present this exciting reality competition.

    Keys and Cyrus are set to inject the The Voice with fresh enthusiasm, both performers bringing years of experience in the entertainment business as well as having distinct personalities that will complement that of Levine and Shelton’s well. Although Cyrus’ wild-child persona initially seems at odds with Keys’ sophisticated cool, the two artists both have the skills and professionalism to offer contestants solid advice when it comes to performing and developing their vocal talents. Keys and Cyrus are replacing Pharrell Williams and Christina Aguilera on the coaching panel for this season, packing the panel with woman power that will appeal to a wide audience and inspire more female singers to come to the fore.

    Keys and Cyrus are familiar to fans of The Voice because they appeared on the show in previous seasons: Keys served as an advisor for Team Pharrell in the Battle rehearsals in Season 7; while Cyrus was chosen to be key advisor for the Knockout rehearsals in Season 10. Their increased role in the show puts them in a position to not only determine the best young singers in the US but to also groom them for potentially successful careers in entertainment, lending their expertise and giving them tips for navigating the highly competitive global music industry.

    Helping the judges develop the talents of their teams as mentors for the Battle Rounds are revered musical artists, including veteran singer Bette Midler for Team Blake, rock legend Sammy Hagar for Team Adam, YouTube success story Charlie Puth for Team Alicia, and rock goddess Joan Jett for Team Miley.

    Charo Espedido, head of Marketing and Programming at FOX Networks Group Philippines, said, “Season 11 of The Voice pro­mises to be a bigger and more exciting series with the addition of Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys, two very talented and globally respected performers who are perfect examples of strong women who’ve changed the world of entertainment with their distinct styles. StarWorld is proud to be exclusively delivering this reality series to its solid fan base in the country and holding the banner high for female empowerment.”

    The Voice Season 11 premieres on September 20 live via satellite at 1 p.m., with two primetime encores at 6 and 8 p.m. Weekly episodes air every Tuesday and Wednesday on the same time slots.

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