Philly Neo-Soul Singer Jill Scott Joining Cast of The Voice

jill scott usher the voiceExtra reports that Usher has chosen North Philly-raised neo-soul queen Jill Scott to be a guest mentor on the upcoming sixth season of The Voice. In the interview, he calls Scott his secret weapon. “[She's] incredible, as a writer, as a musician, as an actress,” he says. “All those elements really help to prepare artists.”

Miss Scott was just in Philly to perform at the Academy of Music’s 157th anniversary Concert and Ball. (See photos from that evening here.)

You can catch her on The Voice when the show kicks off on Feb. 24.