May 15, 2013


Christina Aguilera's 'Voice' Return & Shakira's Exit Confirmed

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Following not-so-surprising rumors of Christina Aguilera's return to The Voice after a one-season break, host Carson Daly confirmed that the vocal powerhouse will reclaim her big red chair from replacement coach Shakira for Season 5. 

The Colombian singer explained her reasons for leaving the show to Us Weekly, making a point to pretend it had nothing to do with Xtina's return. "I'm not going to be able to do next season because I have to get back to my motherhood," Shakira said. "And also get back to the recording studio to finish the album I started working on before I had to deliver a baby and before I took this gig... But you never know, I might come back!"

I.e., whenever Christina decides she needs another breather from The Voice, we get Shakira again. As for Usher pitch-hitting for Cee Lo Green, it's uncertain who will retain that swivel chair for the show's next season.