“The Voice” is really broadening their fan base with the mentors they have slated for next season.
Season 11 will feature Joan Jett, Bette Midler, Sammy Hagar and Charlie Puth as mentors! This is definitely one of the best and most musically-diverse lineups thus far. For those of you who may be too young to know, Joan Jett is the lead singer of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the band who brought us classic hits like “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” and “Bad Reputation” in the 1980s. Jett, 57, will pair with 23-year-old mentor Miley Cyrus after the blind auditions end. Cyrus was an adviser in Season 10 of The Voice.
Adam Levine said that in Season 9 if he could pick a fifth coach for the show, it’d be the Oscar nominee and three-time Grammy legend Bette Midler. Midler, 70, has paired with 40-year-old Blake Shelton. But Levine, 37, is paired with rocker Sammy Hagar, 68, who’s best known for fronting Van Halen from 1985-96, but who’s had a notable solo career.
And rounding things out, mentor Alicia Keys, 35, will be paired with singer Charlie Puth, 24. All celebrity advisers step in during the Battle Rounds. “The Voice” returns on Monday, Sept. 19, to NBC. There’s a special preview episode immediately after the closing ceremony of the Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 21st.