Miley Cyrus is so excited for the all-new seasons of The Voice!
The “Malibu” singer was recently a guest on the Hits 1 in Hollywood radio show at the SiriusXM studios in Los Angeles, where she gave hosts Michael Yo, Tony Fly and Symon the scoop on what fans can expect on the NBC series’ fall 2017 and spring 2018 shows.
As ET previously reported, Cyrus will serve as a coach for season 13 of The Voice, alongside Jennifer Hudson and regulars Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Additionally, American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson has been tapped to play coach during the competition’s 14th season, with the “Doing It To Country Songs” singer and Maroon 5 frontman.
“It’s kinda crazy,” Cyrus said of the new 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.’”
“And I thought that was really cool because I think [for] a lot of people, it’s so glamorized,” she continued. “It’s like, you win and then you’re just famous! But that’s not it. To keep a career like Kelly Clarkson has had or Jennifer Hudson you have to continue to work really as hard as you do when you’re on that show because those kids, they are working so hard when they’re there.”
She said for a lot of the young contestants, it’s their first experience with the music industry.
“It’s their first time being away from home, being away from family, being away from pets and friends and school,” she explained. “And so they need to know there’s going to be a lot of time in hotel rooms and cold places that you’re not used to without your friends. I think it can get really lonely, so you gotta kind of be tough.”
“I’m probably not supposed to say that,” she joked. “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.”
“By the way, they called Blake ‘Achy Blakey’ in high school, because he was such a Billy Ray fan,” she revealed. “So, now I’m coming for him with the O.G.”
Hear more on the upcoming seasons in the video below!