It’s back! Season 11 of ‘The Voice’ officially begins with a special preview following the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Aug. 21. With Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys finally making their debut as coaches, things are really heating up — follow along with our live blog of the preview here!
Right away, The Voice preview gets off by showing one of this season’s Blind Auditions, with We McDonald, 17, belting out “Feeling Good” by Michael Buble, and Miley Cyrus, 23, wastes no time pushing her button. Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton quickly follow, and eventually, Adam Levine, joins in. A four chair turn! The coaches are all clearly excited about this girl’s talent, and she gets a standing ovation and rave reviews from all four stars on the panel.
The coaches fight hard to get We on their team, but she can only choose one of them! It’s a tough decision, but eventually, the talented teenager goes with Alicia, giving the rookie coach her very first team member.
Next, we get to see how well the new coaching panel gets along ,when Blake jokingly adorns his jean jacket with flowers to poke fun at Miley’s look. Love it! Then, another 17-year-old, Darby Walker, gets ready for her Blind Audition, and takes the stage to sing Florence & The Machine’s version of “Stand By Me.”
Again, Miley is the first to push her button, followed by Alicia and and Blake. It’s an all-out battle once again, and the former Disney star pulls out all the stops by taking the stage to sing “Jolene” with Darby. But Alicia isn’t letting herself get one-upped, and makes sure to duet with Darby on her hit “No One.” Amazing! Eventually Darby has to make a decision, and she winds up going with Miley — girl power!
Host Carson Daly points out that these Blind Auditions are just a preview of what we’ll see, and then he introduces the four coaches for an epic performance of Aerosmith’s “Dream On.” Can we talk about how amazing this panel is already?! We can’t wait to see what comes next!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for this season of The Voice? Do you think Miley and Alicia are good additions?