The “Say Something” singer and coach on NBC’s “The Voice” is joining the Music City-set drama for a three-episode arc to play Jade St. John, a mainstream pop star who travels to Nashville with the hopes of making a splash in the country music world.
The 34-year-old stepped away from “The Voice” for several seasons after giving birth to her daughter Summer Rain, but she returns on Feb. 23 for Season 8. The singer has performed on television and in the movies before, with her credits including “Moulin Rouge” and Mel Gibson‘s “What Women Want.” Aguilera also played herself on an episode of HBO’s “Entourage.”
Aguilera began her work in entertainment on “Star Search” and Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club,” which spawned her career as a multi-platinum recording artist. Her self-titled album in 1999 spawned several chart-topping singles, including “Genie in a Bottle” and “What a Girl Wants.”
CAA and Todd Shemarya Artists represent her.
“Nashville” stars Hayden Panettiere as rising country starlet Juliette Barnes. Connie Britton, Clare Bown, Eric Close, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio also co-star on the ABC drama, currently on Season 3.
People.com first reported the casting.
“Nashville” airs Wednesdays at 9 on ABC.