LOS ANGELES (AP) – Taylor Swift is the key advisor for the current season of “The Voice”, NBC confirmed Friday, a little over a month after reports of her involvement surfaced.
Swift will serve as the sole mentor for all of the artistes on each of the four teams.
Swift will advise each of the performers during the upcoming Knockout Rounds, airing October 27 and 28 and November 3, on vocal technique, stage presence and the importance of tailoring songs to fit their personalities and strengths.
The Knockout Round pits singers from the same team against each other in sudden-death solo performances. It was removed last season and replaced a second slew of battles.
Taylor Swift (L) with Gwen Stefani on the set of ‘The Voice’
The role of universal advisor is still relatively new to the series; last season Coldplay’s Chris Martin mentored singers from all teams for the first time in the show’s run.
Swift – whose fifth studio album, “1989”, drops Oct 27 – joins an already star-studded season.
Along with new coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, the upcoming run will feature guest mentors Stevie Nicks with Adam Levine, Gavin Rossdale with wife Stefani, Little Big Town with Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys with Williams.