Miley Cyrus will advise on 'The Voice': What role do music stars play on the show?

Miley Cyrus recently appeared on Netflix's Bill Murray holiday special and will appear on an Amazon TV show from Woody Allen.

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Miley Cyrus arrives at the Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Presentation in Los Angeles.

Singer Miley Cyrus will be appearing on the NBC singing competition “The Voice.”

Cyrus will be serving as an advisor on the tenth season of the reality show, set to debut Feb. 29. 

The singer has released such albums as “Breakout” and “Can’t Be Tamed.” She recently appeared on the Bill Murray holiday special that debuted on Netflix late last year. 

Previous advisors on the show include Taylor Swift and Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin. This season’s judges are Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine, country singer Blake Shelton, “Happy” singer Pharrell Williams, and megastar Christina Aguilera. 

“Voice” debuted in 2011 and became a hit for its network. The show arrived in a post-“American Idol” TV landscape where “Idol” itself was still on and competitors such as “The X Factor” were still on the scene. With “X” now canceled and “Idol” airing its final season, however, “Voice” now dominates the landscape.

It continues to do well in the ratings, ranking as one of the top ten highest-rated TV shows for the 2014-2015 TV season in the valued demographic of viewers between 18 and 49 years old. 

In addition, in comparison to “Idol,” the music competition that dominated the genre and TV in general for so long, “Idol” has various celebrity judges, but on “Voice,” contestants are assigned to a certain judge who gives them advice on how to succeed. 

Judge Shelton said he was interested in the program because of this aspect.

“It’s not showcasing people who [are less talented] and making a mockery of anybody,” Shelton said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. “It’s just about good singers who all get that it’s a competition show.”

Aguilera agreed.

“That's one thing all four of us said to [executive producer] Mark Burnett,” she said in an interview with USA Today. “'We are not about to get involved in any kind of show that makes us make fun of and put down new and upcoming talent.' We're not tearing people down for ratings. The game has changed."

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