Christina Aguilera returns to the big red judges’ chair for the upcoming season of The Voice, and she’s getting quite close to the contestants. In an extended teaser from the forthcoming installment of the singing competition, Aguilera offers one hopeful a peck on the lips and declares season 10’s Blind Auditions the “funnest” she’s had so far.
Pharrell Williams, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine — whose contestant Jordan Smith won the most recent season — are also back for the show’s next go-round. Though former coach Gwen Stefani won’t return as a judge, she’s been recruited as an adviser for boyfriend Shelton’s team. Patti LaBelle will advise Aguilera’s team, with Diddy offering his tips to Pharrell’s contestants. Levine hired Grammy Best New Artist nominee Tori Kelly to do the job on his team.
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Season 9 winner Smith released his first single “Stand in the Light” Friday, and plans to release his debut album Something Beautiful March 18 — the same day Stefani will drop her third solo set. And Smith has some advice for the new Voice hopefuls. “Song selection is one of the most important aspects of the whole show,” he told EW following his win in December.
Get pumped to find Smith’s successor with the new teaser for season 10, above.
Season 10 of The Voice premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.