After joining NBC’s “The Voice” last year as an advisor for Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus signed on to be a full-time coach for the upcoming season.
In a new interview with Elle, Cyrus revealed some of the advice she would give her singers and it involves Bernie Sanders. “I don't want this to come off the wrong way, but I’m going to tell my contestants: Be Bernie Sanders. Be the person people want and love. Don’t worry about the masses. That’s how you make a memorable moment. Let people talk about it.”
Miley has shown her support for Sanders in the past. In a video posted on Twitter in April, Cyrus called the then presidential hopeful a “bad--- in supporting the LGBT community.”
In a show that has only featured one country singer in Shelton, Cyrus may step on the country star’s toes. A Season 11 clip featured Miley joking with Shelton and the rest of the coaches about stealing his thunder. “I’m ready to steal his good country,” Miley says as her and Shelton playfully banter back and forth. “Don't play that Dolly Parton–goddaughter bulls--- on me,” fires back Shelton.
Levine also appears to be happy to have a coach that may be able to challenge Shelton. “You’re the only one that can do it,” he says. “We’ve never had anybody that was in country music. He’s got a monopoly.”
Season 11 of “The Voice” premieres Monday, Sept. 19 on NBC.