NBC’s answer to ‘American Idol‘ has found its’ Paula Abdul: The network has announced that Christina Aguilera will be the third coach on the new singing competition series ‘The Voice,’ joining Cee-Lo Green and Maroon 5′s Adam Levine, with the last fourth coach expected to be named shortly. Will she teach everyone to skip a line in a song?
“I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful project that celebrates music and the talent behind it,” Aguilera said in a statement. “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.”
The timing of the announcement could have been better. Aguilera was stopped and arrested early Tuesday morning after police said she was riding in a car while extremely intoxicated. And lets not forget how she flubbed the lyrics to our National Anthem, or when she fell on stage after singing a tribute to Aretha Franklin at this years Grammy Awards. Someone’s gotta coach the contestants on the fine art of oversinging.
The summer singing competition show – hosted by Carson Daly – will premiere April 26, right about the time American Idol will be down to its top 10. The show features the judges choosing to work with contestants based on their voices alone — they’re not allowed to see them first. Once they choose their favorites, they mentor them to stardom, and America will decide which contestant wins a recording contract and a cash prize.
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