Miley Cyrus recently discussed why she decided to join The Voice as a coach this season.
Cyrus has had experience as a guest mentor on The Voice before but this upcoming 11th season will be her first as an official coach. While Cyrus may be considered young to be coaching singers who might be older than her, the 23-year-old believes she has the showbiz experience to back up her critiques.
"I grew up in a family where we kind of understood the business," Cyrus says in a new promo. "My dad [Billy Ray Cyrus], he didn't when he first started. He had no idea where to go or what to do or how to even have people listen to your music. When I wanted to make this my life, when I wanted to be an entertainer, my family kind of knew, 'OK, this is how you get started.'"
Cyrus joins regular coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as well as fellow new coach Alicia Keys. Even though this is the first time the show has featured two female coaches, she stressed that there's no stereotypical "catfighting" between her and Keys.
"I think it's going to be very cool to have two female coaches," Cyrus admits. "Especially because, as much as the world likes to make this girl cat-fight scenario, we're so not those girls. That's actually Blake and Adam who are more those girls."
Cyrus was attracted to the authenticity of The Voice, which can be a rarity in the world of reality competition.
"I wanted to be on 'The Voice' as a coach after I mentored last time, I think, because everything I like to do in my life -- it has to be real, it has to be authentic, it has to be genuine," she says. "Sitting and watching people sing and helping people make music, it's what I would do every day."
The Voice season 11 premieres Monday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.