Alison Haislip replaced as The Voice’s social media correspondent by Christina Milian

The Voice has dumped social media correspondent Alison Haislip, whose segments were the worst part of the NBC singing competition series, and is replacing her with an actual singer, Christina Milian.

At the end of season one, I predicted that Alison would exit a la Big Brother season one AOL adviser Regina Lewis, so this is no surprise, but it is surprising that the show is replacing her, because they’re keeping the segment that added nothing and actually detracted from the show.

Although Christina is a singer who’s released several albums, it sounds like the show plans to use her in the same way. NBC’s press release says she “will make regular appearances during the live broadcasts” and “engage fans and connect them to artists and coaches from ‘The Voice Social Media Room’.” However, in that release, NBC president of reality programming, Paul Telegdy, said, “Her experience as a singer will provide a comfort level to our artists when they speak to her about the ins and outs of the competition.”

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