"The Voice" Lands 2012 Post-Super Bowl Slot On NBC

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    Christina Aguilera is headed back to the Super Bowl.

    Christina Aguilera will once again be a big part of Super Bowl Sunday… sort of.

    The singing superstar, who famously flubbed the National Anthem at the 2011 event, will now join her fellow judges – country darling Blake Shelton, Maroon 5 vocalist Adam Levine and the sassy Cee Lo Green – on "The Voice," which NBC revealed on Tuesday is getting the coveted time slot after the 2012 big game, which will air on the network.

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    "There is no better showcase on television than to follow the Super Bowl, and we believe 'The Voice' is deserving of such high-profile exposure," Chairman of NBC Entertaiment, Bob Greenblatt said in a statement. "The attention grabbing blind audition phase of 'The Voice' has mass appeal and will fittingly team up with the biggest sporting event of the year."

    The post-Super Bowl episode of "The Voice" will air on February 5, 2012.

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    Thanks to the excitement of the blind auditions, where the coaches — Christina, Blake, Adam and Cee Lo – picked contestants they couldn't see, the show is already a success in its first season.

    Presently the coaches' own picks are battling it out with each other for a top spot with their mentor. They'll then move to live rounds where the singers will compete with vocalists from different mentors.

    "The Voice" currently airs on Tuesdays at 10/9 C on NBC. Beginning June 7, the show will move to 9/8 C.

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