The Voice has become known for occasionally shifting up its coaching combinations. Traditionally, there has been one female coach and three guys, with Blake Shelton and Adam Levine keeping their coach chairs throughout the history of The Voice. But now there’s been a major shakeup on The Voice, and not only the current female coach, Christina Aguilera, is being replaced, but also Pharrell Williams, according to The Wrap‘s sources.
Who’s in for sure? Both the country music superstar and his bromance buddy Adam Levine still have jobs as coaches. As for Pharrell, looking beyond the next season into future show combinations, Williams is anticipated to get the chance to return. So who will replace Pharrell and Christina Aguilera on the upcoming season of The Voice?
Say hello to Miley Cyrus, who will be earning “megabucks” as a coach on The Voice, revealed one of the Wrap‘s insiders. Miley isn’t new to The Voice because she took on the role of adviser this season. But Cyrus isn’t the only one bucking for big bucks.
Both Blake and Adam Levine bring home $13 million per season. Each has proven his value to The Voice, with the country music crowd flocking to see the superstar crawl his way through the singing competition. However, some coaches have been concerned that the network is seeking ways to save money by booting them for coaches who would cost less.
In addition to Miley, Alicia Keys has played the role of adviser. While Cyrus has that role currently, Alicia was the adviser for Season 7 of The Voice. Those credentials, apparently, were enough to land them both coaching spots for next season.
Only Adam and the country superstar have devoted 10 seasons to coaching. Christina Aguilera coached for six seasons, while one of the original coaches, CeeLo Green, survived four seasons. Pharrell also has toted up four seasons. Those with shorter tenures on the show are Shakira, Usher, and Gwen Stefani.
For fans of The Voice worried that these changes might precede a cancellation, the ratings remain high. Compared to other shows, with the exception of NFL football, The Voice ranks in the No. 4 slot for broadcast shows this season, with Empire, The Big Bang Theory, and X-Files topping The Voice.
Miley Cyrus took to Instagram to announce the news that she’ll be a coach.
In addition, noted Hollywood Life, Season 11 of The Voice will bring an unprecedented season for the women because with Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys both confirmed as coaches, it marks a first when it comes to coach combinations.
NBC has officially confirmed that neither Gwen Stefani nor Christina Aguilera will warm up a coach chair next season, nor will Pharrell Williams, giving the green light to Miley and Alicia.
“The musical expertise and energy these two incredibly talented women will bring to the show is remarkable,” praised Paul Telegdy, president of NBC Entertainment’s Alternative and Late Night Programming. “We’re thrilled that they’ll be joining Adam and Blake in what we know will be a magical 11th season.”
But what caused the shakeup? Behind the scenes, a feud has been firing up among the country superstar, Gwen and Christina Aguilera, according to Radar Online.
Christina allegedly is having a “meltdown” over a supposed bonus that producers offered the lovebirds to parade their PDA.
“Producers want the two of them to give fans a full-on love-fest this season when she is a mentor on Team Blake, and they are going to throw in huge bonuses for exclusives, such as on-air duets, engagements, etc. Christina is furious!”
Moreover, Aguilera allegedly is so angry that she’s plotting to get Shelton upset with help from Miranda Lambert, according to insiders cited by She Knows. Supposedly jealous that Gwen is so popular with fans, Christina has reached out to Miranda to find a way that they can regain the spotlight together with a duet, according to the insiders.
But will that really upset the lovebirds, or has Aguilera turned The Voice into such a hostile hotbed that she’s gotten herself booted from the coach chair? What do you think? Post your comments below.
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