E! News drops a few spoilers for the 30 minute The Voice season 11 special airing on NBC Sunday August 21 at 10:30 pm ET/PT after the Rio Olympics closing ceremony. The preview will serve to introduce new coaches Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys who are joining vets Blake Shelton and Adam Levine on the coaches panel.
From E News:
Having seen the much-too-short special a few days early, E! News is here to assure you that Miley and Alicia are just as excellent as you thought. While we can’t say too much about the two auditions shown in the special, you should know that they’re both dynamo teenage singers who, much like the Olympians you’ve been watching over the past few weeks, will make you simultaneously impressed and depressed (in awe at their talent and sad that they’re basically kids who could run metaphorical circles around you, vocally).
Miley is definitely the most energetic of the coaches (and definitely outshines Blake in the class clown role), while Alicia is warm and maternal a la Pharrell Williams and his kind, laid-back, paternal vibe.
Plus, you’ll be able to hear them sing—not only in a big performance with all four coaches, but also in a few of their pitches to the young singers they’re trying to get on their teams. No spoilers about who the singers are or which teams they join, but here’s what we will say: Miley and Alicia certainly spare nothing when it comes to convincing contestants to pick them.
I haven’t seen a preview of the special, but I DO KNOW for certain that both singers are 17 year old females. One lives in Harlem, NY and the other is from Georgia. The former has experience performing on stages, including Harlem’s Apollo. The Georgia gal is living in Los Angeles and struggling to make it in the biz.
My PREDICTION (NOT A SPOILER): The two Blind Auditions are Miley/Alicia focused and the hopefuls eventually end up on their teams, respectively. What do you think?