Christina Aguilera — pictured here during the halcyon days of her sexiness — has been on a downward spiral of drunken behavior (crashing parties, public intoxication) and high-profile screw-ups (messing up the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, falling down at the Grammys), and no one rewards f*cking up quite like Hollywood, so of course she’s been signed to be the third judge on NBC’s “The Voice,” joining Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine.
“I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful project that celebrates music and the talent behind it,” Aguilera said in a statement. “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…”
Though launching any music competition series at the same time Fox’s American Idol is on the air remains perilous, the lineup gives NBC some heavy-hitting star power behind its show — and adds to Burnett’s impressive roster of reality casting coups. [Inside TV]
I guess this makes sense. She’s just making a little career transition from sexy singer to barely intelligible talent show judge. Someone has to play the Paula Abdul role.