Miley Cyrus says this is the greatest thing about joining “The Voice” — and it’s not irritating Blake Shelton Getty Images

Singer, songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus recently appeared on the “Today” show to talk about her new role as a judge on “The Voice,” including reminding everyone that country icon Dolly Parton is her godmother.

“That’s a fun fact,” Carson Daly said on “Today.” “That’s why Blake Shelton is terrified of you, because for however many seasons, anyone even closely country is staring at him, and now you’re there.”

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But that’s part of why Cyrus likes joining the panel.

“The greatest thing about ‘The Voice‘ is we get to show people all different sides of us and our music knowledge beyond our genre,” Cyrus said.

So how does she like being a coach so far?

“I’m the one that cries all the time,” Cyrus sad.

She says mentoring artists on “The Voice” is also part of her mission to help others.

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“I came in with preconceived ideas about what I thought the show was, and they were completely broken down by the time that I mentored,” Cyrus said. “I wanted to be a part of it. I also think it’s a part of my philanthropic life — being there for people and encouraging them to be who they are.”

Cyrus went on to talk her new role in the Woody Allen series “Crisis in Six Scenes,” and explains she won’t do red carpets anymore.

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