‘The Voice’ season 11 adds two new celebrity judges

Courtesy of NBC This is not the first time “The Voice” has had a celebrity as one of their judges. Since the show’s start in 2011, it has featured well-known musicians such as CeeLo Green, Usher, Gwen Stefani and more. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton have stayed on since the start.

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This is not the first time “The Voice” has had a celebrity as one of their judges. Since the show’s start in 2011, it has featured well-known musicians such as CeeLo Green, Usher, Gwen Stefani and more. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton have stayed on since the start.

By Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer

The fall season releases for all of the shows on NBC just came out, and with it brought “The Voice” season 11. Along with the airing arrived two new judges to the red chairs, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys, both of whom will bring a new air to the show.

Miley Cyrus was a previous advisor on season 10 of “The Voice,” taking Christina Aguilera’s spot as a coach. Known for her “wacky” outfits, she has used her sense of self — and the fact that Dolly Parton is her godmother — to gain the favor of contestants.

Another addition is R&B and pop singer Alicia Keys. Keys was a previous mentor for Pharrell Williams’ team on season eight of “The Voice,” and now she has taken his spot as a coach.

Keys is very soulful and spiritual, and when she talks on “The Voice,” everyone listens. Being 35 years old, she is the second youngest on the show, but she speaks with great knowledge and wisdom. She uses both her intelligence, and her vocal abilities to coerce people onto her team. As of the end of episode two, Keys has six out of 12 total artists, putting her in first place in terms of number of singers.

Even though there are two new coaches added to “The Voice” family, no one can forget about the coaches that have been a part of the show since day one, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Shelton, is the number one judge in terms of winning the show. In the past 10 seasons of “The Voice,” he has won five times. Using his classic country wit and his winning record, he charms people onto his team. Since he has been given some competition in the country genre due to Cyrus now being on “The Voice,” he and she are tied for number of artists so far on this new season, so look for the two of them to quickly become rivals.

Although a judge since the beginning, Adam Levine is going through a rough patch so far. During the first episode, he was only able to get one artist. Thankfully he was able to gain three more artists during the second episode. Bringing up his past experience as a coach almost every time in order to gain the appeal of the singers has so far not worked out. With a total of four out of 12 artists at the end of episode two, Levine is in last place among the other coaches.

Due to the competitive atmosphere that the coaches are in, there is some rivalry between the girls and the guys. Cyrus and Keys are of course competing against each other, however they both boast the message of girl power and are completely supportive of one another.

There is also the bromance that has been prevalent since season one between Levine and Shelton. They do not exactly support each other — instead they bicker back-and-forth in order to add a comedic air to the show.

Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus are two great additions to “The Voice” family. Both of them are keen to help one another and do not take Adam Levine’s nor Blake Shelton’s BS. Be sure to tune into “The Voice” on NBC Monday’s and Tuesday’s at 8 p.m. This season is sure to be an unforgettable one.

Although, this does come with one big question: Who could they possible get next? It’s going to be hard to find someone as big as Miley Cyrus, while also being free to host the show. Hopefully that does not become an issue with future seasons.

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