Miley Cyrus on Why She Joined ‘The Voice’

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Miley Cyrus chats about getting the chance to mentor up-and-coming singers on the hit singing competition.

Entertainment Tonight caught up the 23-year-old singer to chat about her role as one of two new female coaches, alongside Alicia Keys, on NBC’s The Voice in their upcoming season and why helping younger performers is important to her.

I grew up in a family where we kind of understood the business,” she said. “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.'”

Cyrus hinted that viewers should expect to see plenty of fireworks between the show’s larger-than-life coaches, but not from where they might be expecting.

“I think it’s going to be very cool to have two female coaches,” Cyrus said. “Especially because, as much as the world likes to make this girl cat-fight scenario, we’re so not those girls. That’s actually Blake [Shelton] and Adam [Levine] who are more those girls.”

Is she already throwing some playful shade at her male counterparts? Cyrus also explained that, while she loves performing, she finds a lot of fulfillment in being a mentor for hungry young talent.

“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 premieres on NBC on Sept. 19.