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Christina Aguilera tapped as mentor on NBC's 'The Voice'

March 2, 2011 |  5:17 pm

Christina Aguilera cast for "The Voice" The day after being arrested on suspicion of public intoxication, Christina Aguilera is already on the comback trail, taking up residence as a mentor on NBC's new show "The Voice."

Perhaps the Wednesday announcement was timed to detract from her legal woes?

The "Burlesque" star was happy to be joining Grammy winners Cee Lo Green, of "(Forget) You" and feathered fame, Maroon5's Adam Levine and another undetermined coach on the "American Idol"-style competition, according to Show Tracker.

"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."

The five-time Grammy winner and the other coaches will each mentor a team of singers by using their own personal songwriters, producers and friends to whip them into shape.

The teams will then be pitted against each other, and viewers will vote on the winners a la "American Idol."

Here's hoping X-tina doesn't pass on her lyric-flubbing liabilities to her mentees.

The show premieres April 26 and will be hosted by Carson Daly.


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Photo: Christina Aguilera performs at an Aretha Franklin tribute at the Grammys last month. Credit: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters.