Miley Cyrus will join the new season of The Voice along with Alicia Keys, according to The Wrap. The two will join show staples Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, who have spent all 10 seasons together on NBC’s hit show, forming a lovely bromance.
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Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani, who replaced Christina Aguilera for two seasons, are out and replaced by Miley Cyrus and Keys. And while there is no word on Aguilera, sources familiar with the NBC shake-up of The Voice coaches learned that Stefani would “likely” return to the show in the spring.
Shelton and Levine have re-upped their deals, which, according to sources familiar with the judges’ deals, bring the two singers about $13 million per season, and will share the coaching panel with Miley Cyrus and Keys next season.
Miley Cyrus was lucky enough to sign “a megabucks” deal, as said by an insider. The “Wrecking Ball” singer has served as an advisor during this season.
According to sources cited by The Wrap, NBC has been focused on replacing the coaches with “lower-cost alternatives,” but nonetheless both Shelton and Levine hold their coaching panel positions strong.
And while Miley Cyrus has been one of the key advisors of The Voice‘s Season 10, Alicia Keys was an advisor during the show’s Season 7. Both Shelton and Levine have done all 10 seasons of The Voice, while Aguilera was a judge for six seasons.
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CeeLo Green, who was the judge from the very beginning of the show, has served as a coach for four seasons, and so has Pharrell Williams. Usher, Shakira, and Stefani all have done only two seasons each. Could Miley Cyrus become the first The Voice judge to remain in the oversized chair for only one season?
But Stefani has high chances of catching up to Green and Williams, as the “No Doubt” singer is said to be likely to return to judging in the spring. And Williams would most likely be thrown into the mix of coaches to be signed for the spring season as well, according to The Wrap.
With Miley Cyrus coming on the show, NBC is trying to boost its ratings, although The Voice is already doing pretty good, according to Nielsen’s most current ratings. This season, the show has been the fourth biggest broadcast show after Fox’s Empire, CBS’s The Big Bang Theory and Fox’s X-Files revival.
However, The Voice‘s ratings have been decreasing for several seasons now, which is why NBC is looking to bring something new and exciting on the show with the help of Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys. This season’s episode averages 14.2 million total viewers, which is down 1 percent from the previous season.
In other news, Miley Cyrus has never liked Donald Trump, but recently the “Party In The USA” singer called the GOP front-runner in the presidential election for 2016 a “sexist,” according to Entertainment Weekly.
Miley Cyrus took to Instagram to complain that Trump “can’t stop won’t stop saying stupid a** sexist s**t.” The “We Can’t Stop” singer was referring to a recent picture posted by the Republican presidential candidate, in which he compared his wife and the wife of his GOP opponent Ted Cruz.
“Comparing two women! Are you f***ing kidding! We will not allow you to destroy everything we have overcome as women! I feel as though we are stronger than ever as a unit.”
Miley Cyrus also added that women have an “understanding and respect for one another,” while Trump has no respect nor understanding to his fellow candidates, other races, religions, and public figures.
Miley Cyrus also asked to wake her up from “this nightmare,” saying that Trump’s presidential campaign is an “absolute insanity” that has gone too far.
Miley Cyrus Puts Donald Trump ON BLAST for Sexist Tweet https://t.co/cNcwQuvAMr pic.twitter.com/KhxWJCzeiX
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