Well, despite her many recent foibles and fumbles, someone apparently still wants to hire Christina Aguilera. It's official: She will be one of several celeb judges/coaches on producer Mark Burnett's singing competition series for NBC, The Voice. (A show which should have the tag line: "Because Hollywood always has to take a good thing -- like American Idol -- and rip it off 40 times over until it's unwatchable.")
Ms. Drunk 'n' "Dirrrty" will join Cee Lo Green (awesome) and womanizer Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine. And then there's Carson Daly, aka the poor man's Ryan Seacrest (who always seems like he's trying to be Dick Clark), who will be hosting The Voice.
In a move that looks suspiciously like she's trying to divert attention away from her Tuesday a.m. public intoxication fiasco, Xtina released a statement about her casting on the reality show:
I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful project that celebrates music and the talent behind it. 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. I am so happy to be working with fellow Grammy Award winners Adam and Cee Lo as I feel there is so much we can all bring to The Voice.
What she should have said ... "I'm so happy to have a shot at reviving my career after I landed in jail too drunk to handle myself, screwed up the National Anthem, starred in a movie that no one saw, and put out an album no one bought. It will be good to have a steady paycheck, because last year, ticket sales were nonexistent for my canceled tour. I also need the monies, because I may have to pay Jordan child support if I end up like Britney. But whoo hoo -- am I excited that I won't be the only wackadoo celebrity on this cast! Did you SEE Cee Lo Green's performance at the Grammys?!"
So, anyway, with Christina, Cee Lo, and Adam on board, The Voice already has some big names, clearly, and it'll be on NBC, which I think is a boon for the show. But it will premiere on April 26 ... Isn't that just around the time that everyone starts getting like super-addicted to American Idol? Does anyone else get the impression that this show could be a total trainwreck -- either with or without the Paula Abdul-ish bizarro behaviors we can surely expect from Christina?
Hey, at least a majorly out-to-lunchy, kooky Christina could draw viewers! Because by comparison, American Idol fans will be bored with hum-drum, sober Steven Tyler and J. Lo, and FOX will lose in the battle between the pop star-making reality shows?!
Maybe ... but either way, I just don't know if I can see this turning out well. There's a lot of buzz that Christina may be in rehab sooner rather than later. Have they started filming this thing? If not, and they plan to in the next few weeks, they may have a real problem on their hands when Christina lands at Promises or The Betty Ford Clinic. But that's when ... PINK will step in, right?! Agh, when did everything get so annoyingly predictable?
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