Aguilera joins “The Voice”
“Her career as an artist, starting from such a young age in the music industry, will provide inspiration for talent to advise on the show,” said Paul Telegdy, executive vice president of alternative programming at NBC and Universal Media Studios.
Mark Burnett, executive producer of the show, said that Aguilera was the first choice for a female singer. “Christina has a perfect voice and has great power in the music industry. She is the essence in ‘The Voice’.”
“Bionic,” Aguileras latest album, debuted at no. 3 on the Billboard 200. She stayed there for 14 weeks, selling 274,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures. The first single from said material, “Not Myself Tonight” reached No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 list, with a total of 368,000 sales
The singing competition will air April 26, while “American Idol” is in the phase of the top 10. After two weeks of episodes of two hours, “The Voice” will change to shows of one hour from 8 P.M. to 9 P.M. on May 10.