WWGP1050 Blake Loves Bette: Could Mr. Shelton Have a New Sweetheart on “The Voice“? September 16, 2016 Shelton takes his place in his spinning red chair Monday for the season 11 premiere of The Voice, there will be plenty of changes â€” at the top of the list, the addition of Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys as his competitors. But thereâ€™s one new element that has the â€œSheâ€™s Got a Way with Wordsâ€ singer particularly excited â€” the addition of Bette Midler as this cycleâ€™s special mentor. â€œBette is such an icon and sheâ€™s done everything in the entertainment business there is to do and done it at a top level,â€ Blake gushes. â€œWe were all in awe being around her for the taping and itâ€™s such a great experience for my team to have had her as a mentor,â€ he adds. This weekend, Blake clocks two dates on his fall tour in St. Paul, Minnesota, before The Voice kicks off its new season Monday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.