The Voice 11 Battle Round Advisers Revealed
The Battle Round advisers for The Voice 11 have been revealed, and they feature some legendary names in the music industry.
Rock and roll superstar Joan Jett will serve as adviser for new coach Miley Cyrus. In explaining why she chose the rock music icon, Miley describes Joan as an “inspiration” and “what Superwoman really should be.”
While Miley isn’t a rocker, it’s hard to argue she isn’t following in Joan Jett’s footsteps when it comes to her colorful stage persona and exuberant performance style. I think Joan is in a position where she could give Miley’s team the type of advice Miley might give herself, but more in-depth, if that makes any sense. After all, Joan Jett’s career spans decades, and if Miley is planning on pushing Girl Power and becoming the next female coach to win this series, then it helps that her team will be advised by someone who knows what it takes for a woman to make it in the music industry. I’m stoked.
But Miley won’t be alone in calling in a favor from a rock star: Adam Levine will be bringing in legendary Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar.
“Adam loves inviting rockers he admires,” says a source close to the show. “He’s a big fan of classic rock.”
Adam and Sammy have performed together in the past, tackling an AC/DC duet together at Hagar’s bar, the Cabo Wabo Cantina, back in January. So I’m optimistic about what Sammy could bring to Team Adam, since the best mentors tend to be the ones who are genuine friends with the coach in question. And Adam and Sammy are reportedly good friends. But even if they weren’t, a guy with a voice as special as Sammy’s has got to have some genuine wisdom to impart, so Team Adam is in for a treat.
As for our country coach, Blake Shelton will be bringing in Bette Midler as his Battle Round adviser. Midler is an icon in the industry, having won three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, three Golden Globes, and a Tony Award, in addition to being twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She’s a consummate performer, and I think she could offer a lot of valuable insight to Team Blake.
Last but not least, new coach Alicia Keys will have Charlie Puth as her adviser, making her team the only one with a current music star for a mentor. It should be an interesting contrast in mentoring styles, since the other advisers will be drawing on decades of experience, while Charlie will be drawing on the knowledge of what it takes to make it in today’s industry — an industry which is vastly different from the one that gave Sammy Hagar, Bette Midler and Joan Jett their careers.
While The Voice Season 11 doesn’t premiere until Monday, September 19, NBC will be showing a special preview of the premiere following the Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony on Sunday, August 21. So get hyped! Lord knows, I am.
What do you think of the Battle Round advisers for The Voice 11? Sound off in the comments!
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