Christina Aguilera signs up to judge NBC’s The Voice with Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine

NBC confirmed today that Christina Aguilera will judge–er, be a “musician coach”–on The Voice, along with Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. She will sit in one of the show’s signature swivel chairs, which may be risky considering her recent mishaps. The announcement comes one day after she was arrested for public intoxication.

The three singers are defined as “musician coaches” instead of judges because the show, while it is an imported format, is set up to be a preemptive strike at Fox and Simon Cowell’s X Factor, which has its judges mentor a group of singers.

In a press release quote, Christina/the publicist who wrote the quote said, “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.” And producer Mark Burnett insists in his quote that “my first choice for a female coach had to be Christina Aguilera.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.