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NBC's 'The Voice' recruits Reba McEntire, Monica and others

April 29, 2011 |  1:40 pm

RebaNBC's "The Voice" is adding power to its vocal range.

The network announced Friday that country singer Reba McEntire, R&B singer Monica, singer/songwriter Sia Furler and music producer Adam Blackstone will join the music competition series as advisors to coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green once the show enters the "battles" competition phase, which will span four episodes. During this period, contestants from each team do a duet and the weakest one is eliminated.

Aguilera will partner with Sia, Levine with Maroon 5 music director Blackstone, Shelton with McEntire and Green with Monica. The advisors will help to select songs and provide performance advice.

"The Voice" debuted Tuesday to big ratings, averaging 11.8 million viewers and a 5.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. An encore of the series didn't do too shabby either, garnering 6 million viewers on Wednesday.

"The Voice" continues its blind auditions on Tuesday. 

-- Yvonne Villarreal
Twitter.com/villarrealy

Photo: Reba McEntire. Credit: Getty Images

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