While the eleventh season of “The Voice” is trying to be super-current with Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys as coaches, they are going a little more old-school with some of their advisers for their Battle Rounds.
Today, NBC confirmed that Sammy Hagar, Joan Jett, and Bette Midler are all going to be helping out the coaches on this upcoming season. While we cannot exactly say that these people are going to be a big pull when it comes to the key 18-49 demographic, we do think it’ll add a touch of music royalty to the show. Also, we have a feeling that some older viewers will appreciate the chance to see some of their favorite nostalgic artists again. Even for the coaches, it may be rather cool to work with some of these people, who they may even consider to be icons and role models in their own right.
Joining these three will be one current adviser in Charlie Puth, best known for collaborating on Wiz Khalifa for “See You Again.” He’s of course got a great array of solo music as well.
The Battle and Knockout Rounds for the show are being taped over the coming weeks, which basically means that the coaches will be done filming segments for several months. They’ll be required back on the show for the live rounds, which are going to begin at some point presumably in late October or November. That all depends on how long NBC decides to make the other rounds.
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