How’s that for good timing?
Despite her recent arrest, NBC’s new musical competition series “The Voice” has selected Christina Aguilera as its musician coach. The five-time Grammy winner joins previously announced coaches Adam Levine and Cee-Lo Green.
“I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful project that celebrates music and the talent behind it,” Aguilera says. “To be given the opportunity to help shape new artists’ careers and mentor them to see their dreams come to fruition is a task I welcome with open arms. I am so happy to be working with fellow Grammy Award winners Adam and Cee-Lo, as I feel there is so much we can all bring to ‘The Voice.'”
Paul Telegdy, executive vice president of alternative programming for NBC and Universal Media Studios, says, “Christina has a once-in-a-generation talent: Her voice is phenomenally distinctive and instantly recognizable. Her journey as an artist, who started so young in the music business, will be an inspiration to the talent she coaches on the show.”
The show, hosted by Carson Daly, will have four famous musician coaches each select singers to mentor into artists during the blind auditions (thanks to rotating chairs, the coaches will not see what they look like). The coaches will then bring in their team of songwriters, producers and friends to help their team of singers evolve. After three stages of competition (blind audition, battle phase and live-performance shows), America will ultimately decide which singer is worthy of the grand prize.
“The Voice” premieres on Tuesday, April 26, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.