Just one day after her arrest on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication , [artist id="509026"]Christina Aguilera[/artist] is making headlines again, only this time for more favorable reasons. The singer has officially signed on to be a celebrity judge for NBC’s upcoming talent competition “The Voice.”
“I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful project that celebrates music and the talent behind it. 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,” Aguilera said in a statement. “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.’ ”
Aguilera has suffered a series of personal and professional setbacks recently. Aside from Tuesday’s arrest, the 30-year-old is in the midst of a very public divorce from husband Jordan Bratman. Last month, the pop singer tripped on the Grammy stage following an all-star tribute to Aretha Franklin, and that was just days after she flubbed the words to the national anthem during the Super Bowl .
So word of her signing on to “The Voice,” which premieres on April 26 on NBC, is probably welcome good news for Aguilera. Series creator and go-to reality producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice”) said he always had his sights set on the “Burlesque” star.
“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 in the statement, adding, “Christina has a perfect voice and is an undeniable force in the music business. She is the epitome of ‘The Voice.’ ”
Will you tune in for “The Voice” now that Christina Aguilera has signed on to be a judge? Tell us in the comments!