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Taylor Swift Confirmed for 'The Voice' Season 7 Stint as "Key Advisor" to Coaches, Contestants

by Carolyn Menyes   Oct 3, 2014 13:31 PM EDT

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If Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton weren't enough of an enticement to watch season seven of The Voice, the NBC singing competition has just added another major music superstar. After months of rumors, today (Oct. 3), the network announced that "Shake It Off" singer Taylor Swift will be joining the show as a key advisor.

Unlike additional help Gavin Rossdale (Stefani), Stevie Nicks (Levine), Little Big Town (Shelton) and Alicia Keys (Pharrell) who will be advisors for individual teams, Swift will serve as a "key advisor" for all four coaches and every contestant.

According to E! News, Swift will start her run on The Voice beginning Oct. 27. Swift will be on the show for three episodes, continuing her tenure on the Oct. 28 and Nov. 3 episodes.

Swift will appear during the "Knockout Rounds," wherein contestants on each team perform against each other and the coaches can use the much-coveted steal to nab one of their fellow coaches' performers.

Swift's role and appearance on The Voice will just so happen to coincide with the release date for her new album 1989, which is set to drop on Oct. 27.

Details surrounding Swift's first full blown pop album are scarce, with a tracklist and second single still forthcoming. She's currently promoting the album with her sassy, catchy single "Shake It Off."

1989 will be Swift's fifth studio album overall and the immediate follow-up to her 2012 EP, Red.

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