Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and actress Christina Aguilera has been named as a musician coach on NBC’s new musical competition series The Voice.
Aguilera is joining previously announced musician coaches Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine.
“Christina has a once in a generation talent — her voice is phenomenally distinctive and instantly recognizable,” said NBC’s Executive Vice President of Alternative Programming, Paul Telegdy. “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.”
“I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful project that celebrates music and the talent behind it,” said Aguilera, 30. “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.”
“When I decided to produce The Voice, I immediately knew that my first choice for a female coach had to be Christina Aguilera,” said executive producer Mark Burnett. “Christina has a perfect voice and is an undeniable force in the music business. She is the epitome of The Voice.”
This announcement comes just one day after Aguilera was arrested for public intoxication and her boyfriend received a DUI.
The Voice premieres on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET.