We think it’s safe to say this season of The Voice will be jam packed with girl power!
Not only will this be the first season ever with two female judges (Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys are here for the music, not the drama) but the first two singers we met in the post-Olympics sneak peek are wildly talented young women.
In Sunday night’s first look at the return of the NBC singing competition, 17-year-old W├â┬⌐ McDonald stunned the judges with a soulful, deep-voiced a cappella version of Feelin’ Good — then surprised us all when her speaking voice turned out to be that of a bubbly teenage girl!
But McDonald wasn’t the only 17-year-old girl who shined on stage on opening night!
Darby Walker wowed the crowd singing Florence and The Machine‘s version of Stand By Me, impressing the judges so much that Miley and Alicia both hit the stage to try to win the contestant over with a duet.
At the end of the episode, the new judges joined vets Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on stage in a rockin’ four-way performance of Dream On, followed by a tribute to Christina Grimmie — one of the show’s most successful contestants who was fatally shot in July.
Watch all the clips (below) to see which teams the new contestants will be on, and catch the full season 11 premiere of The Voice September 19 at 8 p.m. on NBC.
[Image via NBC.]