NBC’s ‘The Voice’ coach Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi in for Hurricane Sandy benefit

On Friday night at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, NBC is giving an hour to the relief efforts on the east coast by hosting a concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy, and to go along with that they already have assembled a pretty solid roster of performers who viewers are either familiar with thanks to their own programming, or the region of the country that was impacted most by the storm.

The special is entitled “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,” and will be hosted by none other than Matt Lauer of “The Today Show.” News anchor Brian Williams and “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallion will each be making an appearances, and performances are coming courtesy of “The Voice” coach Christina Aguilera, New York icon Billy Joel, and two New Jersey icons in Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi. Through the donations of the viewers watching all over the country, the goal here obviously is to get as much money as possible to the relief effort in a short amount of time.

For those of you who are curious about some other changes that are being caused by the hurricane, the network has opted to bump “Dateline” for a week in order to air a repeat of Monday night’s “Revolution,” which some people may have missed on the east coast thanks to Sandy preparation or not having power. Some areas on the east coast are still not in a position where they can watch our even turn on the television, so our hearts go out to all of them.

You will be able to see Christina again on Monday night’s new episode of “The Voice,” when the show goes live for the first time all season as the coaches narrow down their teams of five artists to just three before the public is able to vote.

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