Christina Milian has married her two favorite passions — acting and music — and mined them into a job for herself as the new social media correspondent for NBC’s hit singing reality competition show The Voice.
“I supply as much exclusive content online as possible for the audience including interviews for the advisors, with the coaches and the artists,” the 30-year-old Milian explained to BET.com about her new TV post. “I take people beyond what they see on television and really engage them. And as the show airs I’ll be tweeting live as well, which allows the fans to communicate with me.”
Prior to joining the cast, Milian admits to being a self-professed fan of the show, which features music celebrity judge and mentors Cee Lo and Christina Aguilera, because of its originality compared to other reality competitions. “We’re not here to make fun of people, the coaches actually advise people on how to get better. Even in the blind auditions the type of information you get is priceless,” she says. And the contestant she thinks has the winning stuff so far? “Jamar Rogers, he’s one of my favorites and he’s got a story to tell," says Milian. "Jamar’s got great style, he’s great for our generation and he stands out.”
And look out for the Love Don’t Cost a Thing star’s role with the show to continue to expand as time goes on. “I’ll be doing some co-hosting on the show, too. You’ll be seeing a lot of me. I’m glad I’m a part of it and I feel blessed to have this opportunity,” she says. “They hired me to do one thing, but I will work wherever [the show] needs me to be.”
So don't be surprised if you see Milian joining the judges for their now traditional onstage jam music session very soon. "I'd love to," she admits with a chuckle. "Yeah, I might be working my way to the stage [as a singer] too."
The Voice airs Monday 8pm/7c on NBC.
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