CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 28: (L-R) Singer Blake Shelton, host Carson Daly, singer Christina Aguilera, executive producer Mark Burnett, singers Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine appear at a press junket for NBC's "The Voice" at Sony Studios on October 28, 2011 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Photo: Kevin Winter
Photo: Kevin Winter

Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys to join judges panel on 'The Voice'

“The Voice” coaches panel is going to look very different for Season 11.

NBC said Friday that pop star Miley Cyrus and R&B singer Alicia Keys will join current coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who have appeared on the show since the first season in 2011.

They will replace Pharrell Williams and Christina Aguilera.   

The show has been known to switch up judges from season to season. Shakira and Gwen Stefani are among the celebrities who have rotated in and out of the judges panel.

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Producers of the show reportedly believe that Cyrus, the youngest judge in “Voice” history, will appeal to demographics that they are trying to reach. Keys and Cyrus will also switch things up by increasing the chances for a female coach’s singer to win the show's competition. For the last 10 seasons, the show has featured only one woman each season as a coach.

Cyrus tweeted the news Friday night to her fans. “It’s true! I am going to be the newest judge on Season 11 of The Voice,” she wrote with a photo of her onstage at “The Voice” and sticking out her tongue. The tweet was liked by more than 40,000 fans and retweeted more than 15,000 times.

Williams offered his support to the franchise’s newest member, tweeting, “Congrats sis! Welcome to the family.”

“The Voice” airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC.

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