March 3rd, 2011
10:41 AM ET
After making headlines for her recent arrest, Christina Aguilera is back in the news for her arresting vocals. The Grammy-winning star has just landed a gig as a coach on NBC's upcoming singing competition, "The Voice."
As Marquee previously reported, "The Voice" is based on a Dutch reality series in which four celebrity coaches sit with their backs to contestants during auditions and blindly select those they want to take on as students. Each coach builds a team and brings in personal producers and songwriters to help their students evolve before pitting them against each other.
"I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful project that celebrates music and the talent behind it," says Aguilera, who joins fellow coaches Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5's Adam Levine. "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."
Adds 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.'"
"The Voice" premieres on NBC on April 26.
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