Alicia Keys joins NBC’s ‘The Voice’ season 7 as Pharrell’s consultant

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Alicia Keys PharrellNewly recruited The Voice coach Pharrell Williams is in this to win, by the looks of it, and helping him carry Usher’s baton is fifteen-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, pianist and record producer Alicia Keys.

Keys just revealed on Twitter her “friend Pharrell” invited her to be his team’s mentor on the upcoming seventh season of NBC’s flourishing reality TV singing competition, a position previously occupied by Pharrell himself back when Usher was part of the show’s coaching roster.

Should we then presume the “Girl on Fire” is being screen tested for perhaps replacing Gwen Stefani in season eight? Where would that leave Shakira and Christina Aguilera? Is a genuine gender diverse slate, with two ladies and two gentlemen, finally in the works? And if so, could veterans Adam Levine or Blake Shelton take their first ever break from the sing-off?

Whoa, too many questions, no way to answer any of them yet. What we do know, strictly looking at the names of the main competitors and their battle round advisers, is Pharrell and Adam Levine are probably the safest bets to take home the trophy.

Levine, season 1 and 5’s victor, will have legendary Stevie Nicks on his side, three-time winner Blake Shelton shall consult with country group Little Big Town, while rookie Gwen Stefani teams up alongside hubby Gavin Rossdale of British rock band Bush. Yeah, I’d totally pick Adam or Pharrell if their respective chairs would turn my way. What about you, aspiring undiscovered vocalists?

Via [The Wrap]

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