NBC's "The Voice US" is the only major reality TV singing competition remaining, with the "America Idol" bowing out after completing a decade in the business. But producers of the show seem to feel the need to revamp it to add some freshness, and the audience of "The Voice US" will get to see something new in season 11.
Popular singers Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus have been roped in to replace Pharrell Williams and Christina Aguilera as coach. It is the first time that the show will have two female coaches. Both Miley and Alicia had appeared in the show as advisers in the past.
Veteran coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will return to the show, keeping a balance of experience and freshness. Carson Daly also returns as the host.
We had a glimpse of what to expect from the show this season when the Blind Auditions were previewed on Sunday. We McDonald, 17, performed Nina Simone's classic "Feeling Good" during the audition and got all the coaches to turn their chairs. Then Darby Walker performed Ben E. King's "Stand By Me," making Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus and Blake Shelton to press their red buttons.
The episode threw some light on what to expect from the new girls in the hot seats. It appears like Alicia will go for a "nice girl" image. Miley on the other hand looked funky in the preview episode with denims embedded with flowers. But one common thing in them is both will not give up easily when it comes to convincing artistes to join their respective teams.
It will be a challenge for Adam and Blake to woo young singers, who may relate to Alicia and Miley a little better. Much more is to be seen when the show kicks off.
"The Voice US" Season 11 Blind Auditions will be premiered on Sept. 19, 2016. Sammy Hagar will mentor Team Adam, Bette Midler for Team Blake, Charlie Puth for Team Alicia and Joan Jett for Team Miley in the Battle Rounds this season.