'The Voice' Season 11: Why Miley Cyrus Wants Her Contestants To Be Like Bernie Sanders [VIDEO]


Miley Cyrus is certainly bringing some out-of-the-box ideas to her forthcoming stint as a coach on NBC's The Voice.

Cyrus is joining The Voice this fall alongside regular coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton and fellow new coach Alicia Keys. While such coaches are likely to give their contestants familiar advice like the importance of taking risks while also playing to your strengths, Cyrus has some very unique advice for her contestants.

"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," she told Elle in a new interview. "Don't worry about the masses. That's how you make a memorable moment. Let people talk about it."

Cyrus has certainly made several memorable moments over the past few years from her foam finger twerking VMA performance to her infamous "Wrecking Ball" video. The singer is certainly the most bold coach thus far on The Voice and could offer a unique perspective for the up and coming artists who appear on the show.

"I grew up in a family where we kind of understood the business," Cyrus said in a recent promo for the new season. "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.'"

The singer also admitted that she was interested in joining The Voice as a coach because of its authenticity.

"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 said. "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.

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