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After The Voice premiere captivated 11 million viewers last week, could the NBC series' second episode keep up the momentum as the blind auditions continued?

Despite another confusing twist - because Cee-Lo was the only one to fill his team of eight, a group of initially rejected singers got a second shot - we'd say yes.

If anything, The Voice crammed too much into last night, but if the other option is to drag this proces out and give us 3-4 blind audition episodes, we'll take it.

The rosters are now set as we head into the "battle" portion next week. Here's a look at the four teams and some of the auditions that won spots on them:

Team Christina Aguilera

The Voice: Team Christina

Backup vocalist Cherie Oakley earned a spot covering Miranda Lambert's "Gunpowder and Lead" (Blake Shelton, Miranda's fiancee, did not turn around). Watch:

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The Voice, to hear host Carson Daly tell it, premiered Tuesday on NBC as "a singing competition unlike any other, because it puts vocal ability first."

Sort of.

Before we even get to the musical performances on the series the network hopes will coax you away from American Idol, here's how it works ...

The Voice Judges
  1. Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine must each draft eight singers to form a team in the "blind auditions."
  2. The singers come out to wow the coaches, whose backs are turned, with their voices alone. If one of the coaches likes The Voice, then ...
  3. He/she presses a magic button that turns his chair around; if he's the only judge to turn, that vocalist is automatically on his/her team.
  4. If more than one coach presses his button, the vocalist who's being fought over gets to choose which coach he/she wants to work with.
  5. Once each coach has chosen eight singers, he or she personally trains the members of that team to make them better vocalists.
  6. Then comes Round Two, in which each coach is responsible for cutting half the members of his or her team. Gonna be rough.
  7. In its last round, The Voice will start to look a lot more familiar. The 16 remaining singers will perform live. Viewers will vote.
  8. The victor receives $100,000 and a record deal. Yay!

Alright, let's get down to business!

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The Voice is coming to NBC.

Premiering on April 26, this singing competition will attempt to separate itself from American Idol and The X-Factor via one significant way: judges Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, and Adam Levine will listen to the initial set of auditions blindly.

Also, Carson Daly will host! Yes, he's still alive. Check out the first promo for the upcoming series now and then sound off...

Will you tune in for The Voice?

 

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NBC has chosen an unusual time to make the following announcement: Christina Aguilera will join Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine as a judge on The Voice, the network's upcoming response to American Idol.

Just a day after the singer was arrested for being unable to stand up in public, producer Mark Burnett has officially tapped Christina for one of four spots on the judging panel.

The Voice Judge

Christina, Christina, how drunk are you right now?!?

“Christina has a once in a generation talent - her voice is phenomenally distinctive and instantly recognizable,” said Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios. “Her journey as an artist, who started so young in the music business, will be an inspiration to the talent she coaches on the show.”

The Voice will premiere in the fall and offer $100,000 and a recording contract to the winner. No word yet on what sponsors have been lined up. We hear Christina is pushing for Jack Daniel's.

Christina Aguilera Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Full Name
Christina María Aguilera

Christina Aguilera Quotes

It's kind of hilarious! I've never fit into an E-cup before. I look at my husband and go, 'Guess what size this bra is?' And when I tell him, he's just amazed. We keep the tags that prove it, to look back for memory's sake!

Christina Aguilera [on her breastfeeding bust size]

Oh, my God, candy! I had a huge craving for candy toward the end of the pregnancy, from Starbursts to Skittles. I actually took a picture of myself with my big belly in a little lingerie top, surrounded by bowls of the candy I like

Christina Aguilera [on pregnancy cravings]
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