Cher to mentor Blake Shelton’s THE VOICE team this season

Blake Shelton & Cher at the Season 4 finale [photo: NBC]

THE VOICE has nabbed a huge coup in having the one and only Cher participate in the reality talent show as the mentor for Blake Shelton’s team.  From Yahoo Music:

Blake Shelton has as big and brash a personality as Cher’s, so this pairing should be a fun one. It should also be quite emotional for Blake. Backstage at last season’s “Voice” finale, Blake surprisingly revealed to Reality Rocks: “I lost my dad a year and a half ago. And my dad’s favorite artist on earth, bar none, no question, was Cher. My dad worshipped Cher. I wish he could have seen tonight’s episode, because I would’ve been texting him saying, ‘Hey, I met Cher! I took a picture with Cher!’…She has no idea about any of that, but it was a real big deal to meet her…she’s just as viable and important to music today as she ever was.”

Cher’s appearances will begin during the Battle Rounds commencing October 14.