Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys are joining The Voice as coaches for season 11.
The pair will join current coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, marking the first time two women have served as judges in the singing competition’s history, according to NBC.
The musical expertise and energy these two incredibly talented women will bring to the show is remarkable,” Paul Telegdy, NBC Entertainment’s president of alternative and late night programming, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled that they’ll be joining Adam and Blake in what we know will be a magical 11th season.”
Pharrell Williams, who has served as a coach on The Voice for the past four seasons, will step away for season 11, but may return in the future, depending on his schedule.
Cyrus appeared on The Voice this season as a key adviser, assisting the judges — Christina Aguilera, Pharrell, Levine, and Shelton — in preparing their teams for competition. As judges, Cyrus and Keys will coach their own teams.
Cyrus posted her involvement on Twitter late Friday, tweeting, “It’s true! I am going to be the newest judge on Season 11 of The Voice.”