Just hours ago, Grammy Award-winning music legend Cher took to social networking site Twitter to reply to tweets from her huge fan base. One curious fan wrote to Cher about a rumor that the 67-year-old songstress will be acting as a mentor on the upcoming fifth series of NBC's 'The Voice'; "I guess Cher is going to use NBC for all her promo this year. But why is she mentoring Blake Shelton's group? That makes no sense"
Well by the sounds of it, Cher's already started the mentor role; she responded, "Paul said, 'He cares and he's fun'. I love him! We worked hard and tried our best to help. I worry about the 12 kids who hope and dream". "Paul" is Paul Mirkovich, who has toured with Cher since 1989 as part of her band; he is the musical director on 'The Voice' and had the same role on Cher's most recent tours.
It may come as a surprise to some that Cher is not mentoring Christina Aguilera's team - whom Cher starred alongside in 2010's 'Burlesque' and whom Cher hinted may be on her upcoming studio album. Instead, Aguilera is said to have Brit singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran as a mentor whilst OneRepublic front-man Ryan Tedder will apparently mentor Adam Levine's team and R&B musician Miguel will mentor Cee Lo Green's.
Past mentors on the series have been: Adam Blackstone, Monica, Sia Furler and Reba McEntire in series one; Alanis Morisette, Robin Thicke, Babyface, Ne-yo, Jewel, Lionel Richie, Kelly Clarkson and Miranda Lambert in series two; Mary J. Blige, Rob Thomas, Jennifer Hudson, Bill Withers, Pat Monahan, Bille Joe Armstrong, Ron Falir, Michael Bublé and Scott Hendricks in series three; and Hillary Scott, Joel Madden, Cee Lo Green, Pharrell Williams, Aakomon Jones, Taylor Swift and Sheryl Crow in series four.
The new series of NBC's 'The Voice' debuts on 23 September - the day before the North American release of Cher's new album 'Closer To The Truth'. Cher's appearances on the show will air on 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd of October.
- There are rumors that Cher will perform 'Woman's World' at August 25th's MTV Video Music Awards - fingers crossed!
- Cher's 'Come Back To The 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean' co-star Karen Black sadly passed away yesterday aged 74. Rest In Peace Karen.