Christina Aguilera to Join Twitter for 'The Voice'
Christina Aguilera says she will finally start tweeting.
Having famously avoided typing her thoughts in 140-character bits, Aguilera said Tuesday while promoting NBC's "The Voice" that she "will join Twitter in honor of the show."
Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5's Adam Levine - the mentors on "The Voice" -- spent Tuesday speaking with members of the media to promote the upcoming singing competition show that debuts Apr. 26.
While executive producers Mark Burnett and John De Mol and host Carson Daly spoke in inflated terms about the level of "great" talent lined up for the show and how different "The Voice"" will be from "American Idol" and the much-anticipated "X Factor," the four mentors were less sure about what to expect.
"The four of us have never experienced anything like this so we're learning as we go along," Levine said, seated in one of the four oversized red chairs that will be a signature part of the show's set. "We really don't know what will happen. Having never been in this position before makes it exciting."
No one associated with the show went into an extensive explanation, but the show is based on the four mentors hearing eight singers audition and then deciding if they want to work with a particular singer. The mentors, unlike the audience, will not be able to see the singers and will based their decision solely on the singers' voices.
"I love that I get to sit here with my back turned and just use one sense to see if I'm really moved," said Aguilera, who did most of the talking at the media session. "Do they move me with a song? I'm not looking for a big range. I'm looking for raw talent."
Once the singers and mentors have been paired up, the four will call on their experts -- songwriters, producers, choreographers, stylists, etc. The contestants will select their own songs and Burnett expects the show to move from all covers to an assortment of original compositions as the show progresses.
Green defined it as "a form of management, A&R and executive producing."
"We're looking to get more involved with people starting out just like we did," Aguilera said. "We're not just making commentary and then going home. We're getting completely involved. I wish there was a show like this when I was starting. I'm ready to share it all."
Sharing, in this case, means using Twitter and Facebook to promote their artists' activities. While she was in a sharing mood, Aguilera did not go so far as to say what name she would use on Twitter.