Report: Christina Aguilera Returning for The Voice Season 5, As Shakira Leaves

The VoiceThe Voice is getting a little of its vibrato back.

Christina Aguilera will return as a coach in Season 5, according to The Wrap.

In turn, Shakira is vacating her swivel chair after one well-received spin on NBC’s hit talent competition, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Aguilera coached hopeful singers in Seasons 1-3 but stepped away for the fourth cycle in order to promote her album Lotus. (Similarly, new mom Shakira is in the midst of producing her own next album.)

NBC made no mention of any Voice coaching changes at its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York Monday.

 



Comments (225)

  • Can that be rescinded at any moment?

    Comment by kaba – May 13, 2013 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Damn it!

      Comment by dee123 – May 13, 2013 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Please!!!!

      Comment by Fl – May 13, 2013 07:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • In the words of Darth Vader, “NOOOOOOOOO!”

        Comment by Steve F. – May 13, 2013 07:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OMG she is the worst. Shakira and Usher are such a refreshing change. Christina needs an attitude change!!!

      Comment by Cheryl Gillentine – May 13, 2013 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • So true …

        Comment by marko – May 13, 2013 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • My thoughts exactly. And an ego check to go along with that. She tries to pick mini-Christina’s to win it all, and they are always awful! Shakira has been awesome! She picked the best songs for her singers, she gave the best critic, and she has been the funniest judge!

        Comment by Tamera – May 14, 2013 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Ditto… Like “The Voice”, but love it with Shakira and Usher. Wish they would stick around. The four coaches are great this year…

          Comment by sandie – May 14, 2013 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I agree. I didn’t care for Christina. The show has never been better. Stay away Christina.

            Comment by Sara – May 14, 2013 05:49 PM PDT  
          • I agree 100%. We don’t need any coach changes.

            Comment by Dickie – May 15, 2013 12:34 PM PDT  
          • I agree I think Shakira and Usher were excellent choices for the show. Probably will not watch next season will wait for Shakira to come back.

            Comment by Sharon – May 16, 2013 09:51 PM PDT  
          • I agree totally. Keep shakira @ Ushet all the time. They bring life to the show & seem to care ALOT. Certainly more than the lifeless, stuck up Christina.

            Comment by Cynde – May 24, 2013 06:36 PM PDT  
          • Shut up.you suck bit time

            Comment by Jay – May 24, 2013 08:37 PM PDT  
          • Bad idea!!!!

            The team this year with Shakira and Usher brings amazing energy. I always look forward to watching the show as opposed to the previous years. Just watch the rates go down next season and up again in season six.

            Comment by Missy – May 29, 2013 06:10 AM PDT  
        • TOTALLY AGREE…………LOVE SHAKIRA. BOTH SHE AND USHER MAKE THE SHOW GREAT!

          Comment by jackie2830 – May 15, 2013 02:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yeah Dez and Chris man were mini-Christina’s….you’re an idiot

          Comment by Hex – May 19, 2013 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • agree 100%

        Comment by judi – May 16, 2013 07:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • So true.

        Comment by Missy – May 29, 2013 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You Suckers Haters .either you like it or not Cristina rule the world even Whitney Houston said before she died ..

      Comment by Jay – May 13, 2013 08:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Sounds like something a cokehead would say.

        Comment by Jase – May 13, 2013 09:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would hope so. And $12,000,000.00 is too much $$$ for 3 months “work”

      Comment by Alienate – May 16, 2013 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can she not? It’s been so much more enjoyable without her.

    Comment by Gabby – May 13, 2013 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I must agree.

      Comment by OWL – May 13, 2013 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i kinda like her, but i kinda LOVE shakira. whatever they decide on, i hope they won’t have 2 female judges. unless they want the show to devolve into another who-let-the-cats-out slugfest like the tiresome idol.

        Comment by webuiltthepyramids – May 13, 2013 05:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Of course…it could also be possible that two women are capable of occupying the same stage and just not have it become that. That’s something that is possible.

          Comment by Jason – May 13, 2013 06:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Nailed it. Perfect comment.

            Comment by B – May 13, 2013 06:29 PM PDT  
          • I agree. And besides, Shakira is way too mature to engage in something like that.

            Comment by Marisa_once – May 14, 2013 11:02 AM PDT  
    • I agree

      Comment by Hershey – May 13, 2013 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Also agree.

      Comment by jen – May 13, 2013 05:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If you don’t like her stop watching The Voice because Xtina is the soul of The Voice.

      Comment by Luciano – May 13, 2013 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s more like Xtina has nothing else to do……

        Comment by dee123 – May 13, 2013 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I wish I could get a US$ 17 million job for “having nothing else to do”.

          Comment by Luiz – May 13, 2013 06:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I’m getting $18 million for rambling about nothing on Idol.

            - Mariah “Diva” Carey

            Comment by BillyBob – May 13, 2013 07:53 PM PDT  
          • Flopina gets the job for past glories.

            Comment by dee123 – May 14, 2013 03:52 AM PDT  
        • Yeah, Lotus did not sell very well.

          Comment by Mikael – May 14, 2013 09:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Christina Aguilera sucks the heart and soul Adam Levin. Usher and Shakira. This was the best season ever it beats the hell out of American Idol all four judges selected great songs for the contestants Shakira is beautiful and very emotional with her team she shows so much respect and love to her team. Where Christina Aguilera thinks she’s better than anyone she’s almost like kee keep Chikara pay here 18 million dollar Christina agularia is not worth

          Comment by Ray White – May 14, 2013 07:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • you supid christina is the bestttttttttttttttttt in the world shakira is a monkey head christina is the best shakira dry to be christina. christina going to be in all i wish i not going to watch seson 4 ad 6 just 5 and the all with chrisina

            Comment by christopher gobin – July 10, 2013 07:29 PM PDT  
      • The soul? That’s a stretch maybe more of a soul sucker

        Comment by Jen – May 13, 2013 06:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • She is not. She’s awful.

        Comment by Emilia – May 14, 2013 07:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Umm, if you change “soul” to “bitchy little tart” you are correct Sir!

        Comment by Alienate – May 14, 2013 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I love christina aguilera the voice is nothing without her…..

        Comment by the j r g (@Thejunior26) – May 14, 2013 03:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Uh, no, not really

        Comment by Sherry – May 15, 2013 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!’nnn

        Comment by Cynde – May 24, 2013 06:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Uh… not really, no. I’ve watched it in spite of Christina. Shakira has been so much warmer, funnier, and even gave better critiques. Christina rarely actually praised anyone unless they were on her team; if she said something positive, it was so lukewarm, you wondered why she bothered.

        Comment by Pat – June 3, 2013 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree, Shakira is awesome.

      Comment by Midori – May 13, 2013 06:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No! I dislike Christina! ):

    Comment by Jacob P. – May 13, 2013 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too. I’ll probably only watch the Spring cycle next year.

      Comment by Sg. Grant – May 14, 2013 12:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Dennis – May 13, 2013 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Darn, I have enjoyed a Christina free season

    Comment by Amanda – May 13, 2013 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Boooo!!!!!!!

    Comment by Jill – May 13, 2013 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Add some vocal gymnastics, and I said the exact same thing!

      Comment by c-mo – May 13, 2013 05:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought that was always the plan, she was going to take one cycle off to work on her music.

    Comment by JC – May 13, 2013 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Comment by mick – May 13, 2013 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOOO!!!!! The show has been so much better with Shakira and Usher!!

    Comment by Elena – May 13, 2013 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ugh. I knew she was supposed to come back but I was really hoping she wouldn’t. It’s so much more pleasant without her giant ego taking up so much space.

    Comment by Aly – May 13, 2013 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Christina is more exciting than Shakira anyway. She brings the crazy and drama

    Comment by sasha – May 13, 2013 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That is what has been so fantastic about this year, no crazy, no obnoxious drama, no fear of wardrobe malfunctions, only silliness and crazy judge chemistry!

      Comment by c-mo – May 13, 2013 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Agree with c-mo. I can see crazy and drama on basically any reality show. I think watching the Voice has been great now that I can just focus on the singing and the judges being cute about everything.

        Comment by Dana – May 13, 2013 11:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can she replace Adam if she HAS to come back? -___-
    Adam doesn’t do anything for his contestants towards winning. He seems to look like it.

    Comment by kaba – May 13, 2013 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • SMH Clearly we must be watching different shows…

      Comment by Jen – May 13, 2013 06:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You do realize one of Adam’s singers won Season 1 right? And that he has what almost everyone considers the strongest team this season too.

      Comment by Jason – May 13, 2013 06:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Read what I said.
        He can have the strongest team members all he wants that doesn’t necessarily mean he does anything for them. Javier Colon was destined to win regardless of what team he was on season 1. That’s just the facts.
        His front runner, Judith, could probably teach him more about music than the other way around.
        Granted, he does have good team members this year, but when I see his advice and critique I don’t see it doing much or being so useful

        Comment by kaba – May 13, 2013 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Leave Adam alone! He runs the show

      Comment by Cynde – May 24, 2013 06:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve been really digging Shakira!

    Comment by Ann V. – May 13, 2013 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It has to be because they are contractually obligated to have her back, right?

    Comment by Sara – May 13, 2013 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOO!!! I quit watching the show because of her, and have so enjoyed this season without her nastiness.

    Comment by Lexi – May 13, 2013 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES *O*

    Comment by RobPon – May 13, 2013 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!!! LOVE HER! :D

    Comment by Vanessa – May 13, 2013 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really don’t want her Christina to come back. This season has been a lot better without Christina around.

    Comment by Poppy – May 13, 2013 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nooooo! We want Shakira to stay!

    Comment by darthvader – May 13, 2013 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Christina is one of the best singers in the world, without a doubt! She’s a horrible coach though, she’s just too naturally talented to be able to teach anyone how to sing. I want Shakira to stay but I want CeeLo back, Usher can trot along.

      Comment by Greatnessinc – May 14, 2013 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Xtina is the worst coach ever. She tries to turn everyone in to her. During performances with her artist she over powers the singers and hogs the spot light. EVERY other coach steps back and lets his artists shine. NOT Xtina. She’s a bitch a bully and she’s two faced. Accuses Adam and Tony of exploiting women and sits with her tits hanging out every episode or her fat ass out of her costumes. I used to be a fan. The Voice turned me off her and I didn’t watch last season. I tuned back in this season. The vibe between the judges was better, they were funnier together, more collaborative and much more entertaining. Plus ratings have been better with Shakira and Usher. Xtina is not needed she drags the show down. SHe hasn’t had a hit in her own right for awhile and only in collaboration with someone else. She was supposed to be out for two seasons, promoting the album and touring Europe, what happened it was a huge flop and she’s not touring now? I won’t watch if she comes back. I don’t know ANYONE who missed her this season.

        Comment by Anne – May 14, 2013 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does she have to?

    Comment by Angelique – May 13, 2013 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NO. No. Noooo. No. No. NO. No. no. No no no no no. NoooooooooooooooNOoooooNOOONo. No.

    Comment by Mrbonturcode – May 13, 2013 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PLEASE let Shakira stay on the show somehow.

    Comment by Fall – May 13, 2013 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is the first season I’ve been able to watch the whole thing and it’s because of Shakira!

    Comment by PattiH – May 13, 2013 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • SAME!!!! I’ve never been able to watch a full season before. And it looks like I won’t be able to do it again after this…

      Comment by alyssa – May 13, 2013 08:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry to hear this. I have been enjoying Shakira so much more.

    Comment by David – May 13, 2013 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh no! I like Shakira much better.

    Comment by Amanda – May 13, 2013 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh No
    To the hell with eggtina. Shakira forever

    Comment by Mike – May 13, 2013 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! STAY PRESSED SHAKSHAK FANS!

    Comment by laura – May 13, 2013 05:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NO…say it ain’t so..please. I’m so enjoying Shakira and Usher and being Xtina free. Christina’s ego gets in the way too much with everything. She always has to comment on the way she sang a song..etc. I don’t miss her at all….

    Comment by Lori – May 13, 2013 05:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There is no problem with Christina’s ego, she is fun and sassy. Adam was 10 times worse than Christina, but just because he is a man you have nothing to say about her rudeness with everybody. Your hypocrite mind that doesn’t allow woman to say and wear whatever they wants without judgmental.

      Comment by Laquisha – May 13, 2013 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • She can wear whatever she wants. That’s not my issue with her. It’s how she went ripping apart contestants like Melanie and Amanda last season that I took issues with. She doesn’t need to like a performance but as a coach and a mentor regardless of the team the singer is on she should use some tack when criticizing others make it constructive and relevant

        Comment by Jen – May 13, 2013 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • She takes out her issues with Adam on his contestants, like Melanie and Amanda. It was pitiful how obvious it was. She will hurt the show’s ratings.

          Comment by Matrix – May 14, 2013 02:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please no. This is very sad news.

    Comment by Sarah – May 13, 2013 05:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WHY GOD WHY

    Comment by BGM – May 13, 2013 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well her singing career went up in flames, she has to have something to cling to…

    Comment by SJ – May 13, 2013 05:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thnk it’s Adam and Blake’s turn to take a break. So maybe, Usher, Cee Lo, Shakira and Christina next season? Or does there HAVE to be 1 girl, 3 guys?

    Comment by @JennyS714 – May 13, 2013 05:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree if the new cast has to leave, Adam and Blake should HAVE to take a time out of show as well!!! It looks less likely Ceelo will be back with his new things going on as reported, Xtina has nothing going on that is the sad thing!!

      Comment by DavidSask – May 13, 2013 05:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Blake said in an interview once he leaves he’s gone for good. He doesn’t want to take a break & come back.

      Comment by Deena – May 13, 2013 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Blerg. Blake has made this season terrible and now this?

    Comment by Bitsy – May 13, 2013 05:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i was starting to love Shakira! Can she replace Christina M. or Carson instead??

    Comment by Helena – May 13, 2013 05:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • hahaha I don’t know why I laughed at your comment!!!

      Comment by duke – May 13, 2013 05:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LMAO!! Can they just get rid of Carson and Christina M. altogether?
      I can’t stand him with every episode “I know this will be a tough decision for you [insert coach's name]“. You know what Carson, not every decision is tough! And we don’t need a friggin recap and spoilers for what’s ahead. Also what is it with his awkward hugs of the contestant. I can’t remember which episode it was recently but one contestant was walking off the stage and he practically almost grabbed and gave her a side hug. It was just so awkward.
      Christina M. on the other hand. My God she’s so annoying. She just comes across as phony and fake to me.
      I know I must sound crazy but Carson just bugs me so much.

      Comment by A – May 13, 2013 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • This is why a sensible person dvr’s this show and can cut through all their filler bulls**t! The producers are clueless in that regard, and obviously keep them around so timeslot can stay at 2 hours!

        Comment by DavidSask – May 13, 2013 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The chemistry is really good right now. It’s a shame that has to be lost. If Shakira stays Christina will eat her alive, and you’d be in danger of losing ALL of your fanbase. Just sayin’….

    Comment by JW – May 13, 2013 05:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • UGH NOOOOO!!!! I love Shakira and Usher. So much better this season!!!

    Comment by Melissa – May 13, 2013 05:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m bummed about this. I’ve been watching for the first time since the first season because she hasn’t been on. I like the current judging panel a lot and wish they wouldn’t mess with it.

    Comment by Kate – May 13, 2013 05:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If she comes back, can they cut blake for a season or two? Keep Usher, Shakira and Adam. I’m sick of Blake’s attitude that he only cares for pretty girls and don’t give a crap about much else.

    Comment by m – May 13, 2013 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please, NO!!! Love the new case and really just can’t stand Christina

    Comment by Sam – May 13, 2013 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I say keep Christina, Shakira, and Adam….the fourth one of the three guys or a new judge.

    Comment by Callum – May 13, 2013 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    Comment by CJS – May 13, 2013 05:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s not that I dislike Christina, but I’m really loving Shakira! Was afraid this was going to happen!

    Comment by Terri – May 13, 2013 05:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHYYYYY??? Not only does she come off as a bitch, her team never goes anywhere.

    Comment by Keri – May 13, 2013 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Chris Mann is actually doing very well for himself.

      Comment by Megan – May 13, 2013 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I just meant that no one on her team is ever a contender to actually win, not that no one on her team is talented. I actually really like Chris Mann myself. I just think she’s a horrible coach

        Comment by Keri – May 13, 2013 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOBODY wants her back, unless this is contractual or Shakira wants out this is huge mistake!!

    Comment by DavidSask – May 13, 2013 05:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • While I’m really enjoying this season and the chemistry between these set of coaches, I’ve always loved Christina so it’s a little mixed for me. Why don’t they try out having two male and two female coaches next season? Maybe Adam, Blake, Shakira and Christina or Adam, Usher, Christina and Shakira. It will be a little different. Balance of testosterone and estrogen lol :P

    Comment by A – May 13, 2013 05:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Adam and lake couldn’t live without each other

      Comment by Matrix – May 14, 2013 03:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOO! It’s been great w/o her!!!

    Comment by Katie – May 13, 2013 06:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This news makes me so happy. I didn’t bother watching this season because Christina is who makes the show for me. I can’t wait for her crazy outfits & truthful raw comments.

    Comment by Callista – May 13, 2013 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The current judges panel is wonderful! We don’t want the diva back! Her obvious attitudes about past contestants were unprofessional and, at times, down-right mean. If this show is about the contestants, then she shouldn’t be anywhere near the show. Keep the panel the way it is!!!!!! WE DON’T WANT “XTINA” BACK!!!!!

    Comment by Michelle – May 13, 2013 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Blech. Out of the two, I was hoping Xtina was the one to get the boot for good. Although, I do want Cee Lo back. Usher isn’t nearly as fun.

    Comment by NedPepper – May 13, 2013 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Cee Lo is hilarious but he has some of the worst song choices for his contestants imo.

      Comment by A – May 13, 2013 06:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • CeeLo is the best coach, Vicci Martinez is the only one enjoying mainstream success after the voice. CeeLo is so kind and honest plus he’s very good with his contestants. Usher has only been good to Michelle. Granted perhaps its a case of him needing time to grow as a coach. Xtina has struggled to stay relevant in her professional career, and is too self centered to be a good coach. I never liked how she makes everything about her. Shakira is a superior coach in every way!

      Comment by Greatnessinc – May 14, 2013 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nooooo. Keep Shakira, Christina suckssss

    Comment by Richard – May 13, 2013 06:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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