Miley Cyrus Reveals Country Music Icon As Her ‘Voice’ Mentor


Looks like Blake Shelton has a lot of competition coming for him on Season 13 of The Voice! Gearing up for her return as a coach on NBC’s singing competition, Miley Cyrus met up with the hosts of Hits 1 in Hollywood radio show to discuss everything fans can expect upon her return to the show.

From her thoughts on the incoming new coaches Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson as well as her new mentor, the “Malibu” singer gives fans an insight to everything to come from what is shaping up to be one of the most competitive seasons yet.

Taking a change of direction from her past Voice mentor Joan Jett, Miley decided to keep it all in the family this season, asking father and country music icon Billy Ray Cyrus to join Team Miley!

“I’m probably not supposed to say that,” she said according to Entertainment News. “But, yes. I asked my dad to be my mentor because I’ve loved him being my mega-mentor, so I want him to be [that] for the other kids as well. AND I’m coming for Blake, so that’s why! I’m bringing in Dad.”

Historically, Shelton has been the go-to coach for all aspiring country singers, but it sounds like all that is about to change with the launch of Season 13. In addition, former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson will be stepping in as a coach alongside Miley next season, a judge the young singer has a lot of feelings about.

“It’s kinda crazy,” Cyrus said about Hudson joining the cast. “But I’m excited to sit with Jennifer because she said something really cool. She was a mentor on the last live season that I was there and she goes, ‘Sometimes, you know, people can be as talented as they want, but if they don’t have a work ethic then you’re not going to make it.’ And she’s like, ‘You’re only as great as you’re willing to work hard.'”

Miley also went on to discuss she hopes to help the younger contestants adjust to living in the spotlight at such a young age, an experience she knows a lot about.