'The Voice': Miley Cyrus And Alicia Keys Set To Judge As Pharrell Williams And Gwen Stefani Exit

Xander Deccio

Pop superstar Miley Cyrus, and R&B songstress Alicia Keys will be joining the judges panel for season 11 of The Voice. This comes after current judges Blake Shelton and Adam Levine re-signed new deals to stay on as judges of the hit NBC show.

— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) March 26, 2016

According to Deadline, NBC Entertainment was thrilled to have both singers on as judges for The Voice.

"The musical expertise and energy these two incredibly talented women will bring to the show is remarkable," said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. "We're thrilled that they'll be joining Adam and Blake in what we know will be a magical 11th season."

Though The Voice has seen its ratings decline in recent years, the show continues to be a big hit amongst the 18-49-year-old demographic, and remains NBC's highest-rated, non-football program. NBC has used The Voice as a lead-in for some of its promising shows, such as the James Spader crime drama, The Blacklist.

This will mark the first time in The Voice's history that the judges panel will have both two male and two female judges. Since the beginning of The Voice, the judges panel was always made up of three males and one female. This included past judges such as Cee Lo Green, Usher, and Shakira, whom is said to be on the back burner if one of the newest judges doesn't pan out. In the past, The Voice has brought back many of it's former judges, though Cee Lo has not been asked back.

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 26, 2016

Pharrell tweeted the following after hearing the news of Cyrus becoming a judge on The Voice.

— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) March 26, 2016

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