A mini Disney Channel team-up took place on “The Voice” Sunday night when a “Girl Meets World” star auditioned and caught the attention of judge (and “Hannah Montana” alum) Miley Cyrus.
Darby Walker, who plays Riley’s classmate Darby on Disney’s “Girl Meets World,” sang a soulful cover of Ben E. Smith’s “Stand By Me” and drew the first chair-turn from Cyrus.
Ultimately, Walker’s talents prompted judges Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton to turn their chairs as well, indicating she had her choice of three mentors/judges.
To make the decision easier — or harder — Cyrus jumped on stage to sing “Jolene” with Walker. The “Girl Meets World” star’s subsequent confession that Keyes’ “No One” was a major influence prompted Keyes to run up on the stage for her own duet.
But in the end, the Disney Channel kids stuck together, and Walker chose Cyrus’ team.
The “Girl Meets World” cast and crew were behind her all the way and supported her endeavor on Twitter.
Girl Meets The Voice. Congratulations to Darby! We are all rooting for you, and we are all very proud of you. Especially Yogi.
— Girl Meets Writers (@GMWWriters) August 22, 2016
— August Maturo (@AugustMaturo) August 22, 2016
— Sarah Carpenter ? (@SariCarpenter) August 22, 2016
Cyrus signed for a “megabucks” deal with “The Voice” when she joined as a judge this season, according to one individual close to the deal. She served as an advisor last current season.
The controversial former Disney Channel star, now best known for her outrageous behavior, drew the fire of fans of show on Twitter, with some even saying they planned to stop watching because of her casting.