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'The Voice' judges to take on Queen for first live show

June 6, 2011 |  5:52 pm


After tackling “Crazy” on the premiere episode of NBC's “The Voice,” the stable of competing judges will once again step from behind their seats and take center stage.

Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will open Tuesday’s live show with a three-song medley of hit Queen songs, NBC announced Monday.

The foursome will perform "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions."

"Kicking off the debut of the live episode of 'The Voice' with these high energy renditions of classic Queen hits will set the tone for our live shows," Paul Telegdy, executive vice president of alternative programming at NBC and Universal Media Studios, said in a statement.

“The Voice,”  though a breakout hit on its own,  no longer has to compete with “American Idol,” as the juggernaut has crowned its winner, so those already impressive ratings just might see a spike.

NBC has reportedly given the series the coveted post-Super Bowl slot, and casting for its second season is already underway. And Green has confirmed that all the judges will return.


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Photo: The judges of "The Voice." Credit: NBC