Miley Cyrus is reportedly a more devoted coach than The Voice veterans, including Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, and Christina Aguilera.
Miley may have a reputation for being a wild child, but don’t be fooled by her outrageous outfits and goofy personality — she’s taking her new job mentoring musicians very seriously. A Voice insider recently talked to Us Weekly about how hard Miley Cyrus has worked during her first season starring on the NBC reality competition, and the source revealed that Cyrus is putting in more effort than her older, more experienced costars. Miley is even doing unpaid extra work to make sure that her team members have their best shot at winning Season 11 of The Voice.
“She’s the show’s most devoted coach ever. She has a hand in choosing the hair, makeup and wardrobe for her team, and she goes to all the dress rehearsals when she’s not even paid to be there,” the insider dished. “Nobody else does that!”
Miley has also bonded with her team members’ families, and she’s grown so close to the talented musicians on her team that she cries when they have to go home. During a TODAY interview, Miley explained why she’s become such a big fan of The Voice.
“It’s being there for people and encouraging them to be who they are.”
Miley Cyrus loves her new gig so much that she’s already finding it difficult to sit out Season 12 of The Voice. As the Inquisitr recently reported, Miley told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that she was not a happy camper when she learned that she would be replaced by two-season Voice veteran Gwen Stefani. Gwen and the other coaches who are returning to the show next season — Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Alicia Keys — have seemingly started filming promos for Season 12, and Miley Cyrus does not like the thought of Gwen Stefani sitting in her seat.
“I’m getting jealous. I just saw them out there right now filming and it’s hard,” Miley said. “I miss my chair. Someone else’s a** is in my chair right now, and I don’t like it.”
However, Miley acknowledged that Gwen Stefani sat in the spinning red chair before she did, so the “Wrecking Ball” singer can’t be too angry at Blake Shelton’s girlfriend for taking her coaching spot back. According Us Weekly’s source, Gwen wanted to come back for Season 12 so that she could spend more time with Blake. Unsurprisingly, the “A Guy With a Girl” singer feels the same way about Gwen.
“He can’t stop gushing about her,” the insider dished.
Blake Shelton has complained that Miley Cyrus talks too much on The Voice, so he may also be ready for a short break from her wagging tongue.
During her time on The Voice, Miley hasn’t just had to compete against old-timers like Blake Shelton and Adam Levine — she’s also had to work extra hard to convince viewers that she deserves to be on the show. As the Wrap reports, some viewers threatened to boycott Season 11 of The Voice after they learned that the provocative pop star would be on the coaching panel. One fan of the show even created a Change.org petition asking viewers to “Just Say NO to Miley Cyrus on The Voice” because she would turn the show into a “Sexual Circus.”
Miley Cyrus eventually earned the respect of many of her critics, and her absence during Season 12 shouldn’t be seen as a sign that the show’s producers have lost their confidence in her coaching abilities. In fact, it’s clear that they view Cyrus as a valuable asset to the show. According to Variety, she’s the first and only coach who has been confirmed for Season 13 of the reality singing competition.
Miley previously said that she wanted to wait until the Season 11 Live Playoffs before seriously considering whether she’d return for another season of The Voice. However, apparently she’s decided that she enjoys her new gig so much that she’s changed her mind about waiting. As Carter Matt reports, this Monday is the final pre-taped Knockout Round episode, which means that the Live Playoffs won’t begin until November 7.
Miley Cyrus will likely be very happy to get her spinning red seat back, even if she only gets to sit in it for a few more weeks before giving it up until next fall.
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