updated 08/13/2012 AT 4:30 PM ET
•originally published 08/13/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET
They performed together on The Mickey Mouse Club, battled it out on the pop charts and now, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears will go head to head in primetime when their singing competitions, The Voice and The X Factor, both return this fall.
“I came up with Britney, we were very close,” Aguilera, 31, said during a press conference in Malibu, Calif., at the home of The Voice producer Mark Burnett on Sunday evening. “Our paths have always crossed. They’ll continue to cross. I welcome her to this family of fun and entertainment and finding new talent. Britney’s a pro. She’s going to give great advice!”