Official: Christina Aguilera joins NBC's 'The Voice'

Christina-AguileraImage Credit: Rick Diamond/WireImage.comChristina Aguilera is coming to NBC.

The five-time Grammy winner has signed on as a coach/judge on Mark Burnett’s singing competition series The Voice.

Celebrity singers fill three spots on the judging panel so far, with Xtina joining Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. Aguilera was first reported as being in talks for the show in an EW exclusive posted last week.

“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.mI 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.”

Though launching any music competition series at the same time Fox’s American Idol is on the air remains perilous, the lineup gives NBC some heavy-hitting star power behind its show — and adds to Burnett’s impressive roster of reality casting coups. (Anybody who can sign Sarah Palin and Christina Aguilera for reality shows is a casting wizard.)

“When I decided to produce The Voice, I immediately knew that my first choice for a female coach had to be Christina Aguilera,” Burnett said. “Christina has a perfect voice and is an undeniable force in the music business. She is the epitome of The Voice.”

That Aguilera has been all over the news lately — and not for her singing — doesn’t exactly hurt the show’s prospects either. Aguilera’s recent detainment for public drunkenness, stumbling onstage at the Grammys, and botching the National Anthem at the Super Bowl is the kind of unpredictability that makes for must-watch reality TV (see: Paula Abdul on American Idol).

The Voice premieres on Tuesday, April 26.

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  • Justin K

    Just make sure she stays off the booze and teaches the kids how to memorize lyrics!

    • gonzo

      Hahahahaaaaa. Good one.

      • work

        LOL. Hopefully she’s not late to work and hopefully she gets there safely. Christina, don’t have your drunk DUI boyfriend drive you to work. The show is counting on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • SXiPPY

        Even her makeup looks like it is trying to run from her face!

      • gigs

        and Jessica Simpson is a frontrunner to become one of the judges alongside Simon Cowell on X Factor, a show insider tells the People website. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Kelly Kafir

        You say you’re in the AF and then call yourself a soldier??? An AD military person would never mix up his branches… I’m thinking you went to the surplus store and bought a uniform to scam women. pitiful…

      • Rock Golf

        buke is SPAM. Another case where the “comment” is just copied from an earlier post. In this case, “Ben” at 3:11 pm below.

    • Lactose Intolerance

      She may be a big mess but the girl can sing. I like the idea of an actual singer who has won grammys and sold millions being the ones who judges and coaches them.

      • RG

        Yeah she can teach them how to oversing and kill a song

    • Marissa

      I think she is the perfect choice! On Idol they focus so much on the look of someone, on this show it sounds like they are focusing on talent. Christina is the perfect fit for that!

      • Katie

        Since when do they focus on a look on Idol? They may try to clean and update people a bit, but alot of the singers are not that great looking. I would say that Idol is more about the voice…….and fan following that they develop.

      • noelbelle

        I think Marissa hasn’t watched Idol in about 7 seasons. Simon used to tell people to spruce up, lose weight, etc., but the viewing public put a stop to that ages ago.

      • Cody

        Idol is all about popularity. That’s why the most generic person wins every time. It’s up to America to decide and they like the attractive people. It’s disgraceful. I’m glad Christina was chosen for this. Some positive publicity couldn’t hurt after a couple screwed up months.

      • keans manaois

        thats true>..

    • j

      Also I’m not sure if she’s the person to judge people on matching pitch judging from a few of her recent performances where she was waaaay off key.

      • TOM

        people….the girl can sing….she just needs to stop trying to invent the wheel….sing songs like “beautiful” and she will prosper

      • fran

        stop pretending xtina can’t you say..her LASTS performances wasn’t so good (except for aretha tribute wich was amazing), but i think she has prove for about 10 YEARS what singing means

    • TOM

      people….the girl can sing….she just needs to stop trying to invent the wheel….sing songs like “beautiful” and she will prosper

    • Cherryl

      Get a life! one mistake and u people are all the same..tell me u dont make mistakes!! No wonder they go off the rails..u people never stop criticising..GET A LIFE!

  • MWeyer

    Probably just what she needs to focus on, keep her from temptation.

  • JPX

    Wasn’t she just arrested for being a fat drunk?

    • john

      wow, your life is so pathetic that you have to come in here to write trash about a celebrity? hahahaha so you don’t drink right? and never got drunk!! HYPOCRIT

      • James

        Her boyfriend was the one who was driving under the influence. Xtina was passed out in the backseat…get it

      • DR

        @ John WHAT.

      • Kevin

        @John – Many of us have gotten drunk in our lives, but not at 3 in the morning with a toddler at home. And any decent mother would not risk leaving her child without a parent by getting into a car with a drunk driver. There comes a time to grow up and stop acting like trash. Christina needs to learn that. Perhaps if she would rely on her actual talent, and stop acting like a tramp, people would stop making comments like the one you seem so offended by.

      • Lorie

        You forgot the E in hypocrite.

    • Mac

      Show some respect–you are probably some low-life who harbors hate towards anyone who has more talent than you. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones–again, show some respect.

      • speak up

        Respect for people who go in the car with their boyfriend driving drunk? No thanks. If he was my boyfriend I would of totally let him have it more than the cops did!!!

  • GeeMoney

    What she needs to do is go back into the studio and make a better album than that crapfest called ‘Bionic’!

    Besides, her and JLo’s careers must be in the crapper for them to be on national TV judging a show like this…

    • Jamie

      I agree her last album didn’t do so well, but the girl can sing. Atleast she has the voice to fall back on, unlike j.lo, who has a craptastic album and a craptastic voice.

      • j

        Xtina’s voice is kind of ruined from years of wailing – she needs to rest or she’s going to have permanent nodes.

      • fran

        xtina has always sung like that i remember,,so there’s no reason to think NOW she’s going to lose her voice, since her voice i’ts exactly as 10 years ago (but not her singing way)

    • cheryl

      you know that you shouldn’t jugde a album unless you have actually listened to it bionic rocked

  • hello

    Her greatest role yet..pretending to care about someone other than herself!

  • maya

    christina is not like paula abdul she is an international start look to her songs and work she has a great voice

    • JR

      You meant “international tart” correct?

      • Mac

        JR…you think you are so funny…not!

  • LOL

    I hope she sobers up.

  • Ben

    Now they need Whitney Houston, Britney Spears and Paula Abdul also be judges and we can enjoy watching their antics and misfires on camera more than the contestants.

  • john

    hey people stop hating you say “i hate christina or whatever but you can’t stop come in here to write about her that’s really mature!!!

  • john

    ohh and probably you’ll be the first one to watch because of her to keep writing about her!

    Beware of mentally disturbed people who energetically stalk musicians they don’t like.

    • Norman R. Hart

      How would I go about getting an audition??????

  • jason

    She may be a drunken fat has been, but I still wouldn’t mind getting up inside of that mess.

  • SXiPPY

    Girl, you just made another mistake in your already shabby year. X-tina is a hot mess and needs to focus on herself first. This show wreaks of cancellation already as you already have a U.S. “X-Factor” coming soon, as well as the re-booted “Idol” juggernaut. Once it does get cancelled she’ll be the source of ridicule yet again. Ridicule + Failure = booze binge!

  • Sarah

    Well, looks like “The Voice” found their “Paula”

  • Michael

    I don’t know about Christina doing that show. It will add some heat to the skeletons already in her closet. She needs to sort those things out first.

  • jayne

    It will be a refreshing concept to actually have a good singer judging a singing competition.

    • Gabriela

      For sure. As much as I love Paula and J.Lo. they should go judge on a dance show instead, because they’re better dancers than they are singers

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