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)

  • Ugh. I’ve caught snippets of The Voice in previous seasons but this season is the only one where I’ve actually watched full episodes – and it’s because Shakira and Usher were there instead of Christina and CeeLo. Maybe the latter make for a more “exciting” show, but I kind of like just enjoying the singing competition and not having to listen to all that extra stuff.

    Maybe The Voice should alternate those judges – the show is on twice a year, right? So one season will be the “crazy” fun season, while the next season will be the entertaining but less crazy season.

    Comment by Carlee – May 13, 2013 06:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We Love Christina ! BRINGHERBACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by alvin – May 13, 2013 06:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Never had anything against Christina until she was so rude the season before last. I refused to watch last season because of her and I will not watch if she returns.

    Comment by Lostinacastle – May 13, 2013 06:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Neither will I watch when she returns! The show has been so much better with Blake; Adam; Usher and Shakira they all fit together!!!

      Comment by Tammy – May 14, 2013 06:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • :( I’m soooo not looking forward to this. I LOVE the chemistry between the judges this season. Shakira made this season fun and I will miss her a lot. Christina is loud and was always disrespectful to the other judges when she wouldn’t let them talk by talking over them. I would rather they have brought someone completely new on. It’s been refreshing without Ceelo and Christina this season.

    Comment by Faith – May 13, 2013 06:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bummer. I was kind of getting used to not being sexually assaulted by Christina’s boobs every episode finally.

    Comment by Ruby – May 13, 2013 06:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Same here. Christina and her cleavage. Too much. American Idol Nicki and Mariah was even worst, it’s a double dose of boobs! Shakira is more down to earth and sincere.

      Comment by BillyBob – May 13, 2013 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • nooo.. i love shakira way moree… WHY????

    Comment by lila – May 13, 2013 06:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Boo!!! I love these 4 coaches, I couldn’t Christina and her giant ego. Team Shakira!

    Comment by Anonymous – May 13, 2013 06:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Keep Shakira the chemistry is so great this year and she is so great! Nothing against Christina Aguilera but she just doesn’t have that something as a judge. Don’t get me wrong the girl can sing no doubt about it but there is just something missing that Shakira brings this year. NBC/The Voice please reconsider

    Comment by Lena – May 13, 2013 06:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yessssssssszssssssssssssss :)

    Comment by Todd – May 13, 2013 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They should keep Shakira + Xtina! Both powerhouse ladies!!

    Comment by mia – May 13, 2013 06:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please keep these judges !!! They are so much more fun. I love Shakira and Usher on the show !!!

    Comment by chrisbrown – May 13, 2013 06:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The reason I stopped watching last season was because of Cee-Lo and Christina. The fact she is returning will mean I won’t be. She is fake and should just quit.

    Comment by greysfan – May 13, 2013 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yeah!!!! I have enjoyed Shakira but welcome the opportunity to have Christina back! Keep them both that would be cool but gotta keep Blake he is so entertaining!

    Comment by Guru – May 13, 2013 06:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Boooooo. Shakira is so much more fun to watch & actually coaches & respects her team unlike condescending Christina.

    Comment by Deena – May 13, 2013 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really like Shakira. I’m sorry she won’t be back next season. I really don’t want Ceelo back. I don’t care for him. Blake is fun and if you remember, the first time he won the Voice it was with Jermaine Paul; not a “pretty girl.” I believe his choices are based on talent; not gender or looks. Keep Usher.

    Comment by Gkassie – May 13, 2013 07:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • you know I liked Christina…BUT in reality I think Shakira has such an ear and is very “music smart”. She knows what she is talking about and added a lot to the show…honestly…she is much better than Christina!!

    Comment by Chris – May 13, 2013 07:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No it has been so nice with out her. It’s always about her and out doing the contestants. It doesnt seem as streasful either! I don’t have to look at her cleavage every time also! Yes she is a good singer but not good at taking jokes an having a good time. She so over the top diva! And not in a good way!

    Comment by Tawnya – May 13, 2013 07:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry but I am loving Shakira and Usher..there appears to be a real sincerity to what they say and do.

    Comment by CJ – May 13, 2013 07:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bleh. I stopped watching last season because of her poor attitude and choices. Shakira has been like a breath of fresh air, sassy without being a witch (with a B). Guess I won’t be watching…

    Comment by AT – May 13, 2013 07:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wasn’t sure if I was going to like Usher and Shakira on this season but they were great additions. Shakira is so sweet. Not happy that Xtina is coming back but I will still watch.

    Comment by Jodee – May 13, 2013 07:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 17 Million dollars for this rude bitch, so angry with the producers of the show and the other judges should be irate whomever they end up being next season!!

    Comment by DavidSask – May 13, 2013 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would like to know if there is a chance Shakira and Usher will be back for season 6. I think it would be best (for the show, and for the coaches so they don’t get burned out) if they switched off every other season. Shakira and Usher bring a different dynamic to the show, and I’ll be disappointed if they’re gone for good.

    Comment by Leah – May 13, 2013 07:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Uggh. Like a lot of people, I was hoping Shakira would stick around. The way I understand their contracts is Christina & Cee Lo get to come back anytime they want too. Also, Shakira’s boyfriend is a soccer player in Spain. From what she said on the Jay Leno show, soccer players over there only get like 20 days off per year. So whatever time they get together, I would think she’s the one who has to do the travelling. So it’s possible that maybe she doesn’t want to make that kind of time commitment again.
    Maybe Christina can learn from how awesome Shakira was this year and try to be more like that………………….. naaaaaaaaaaaa, never happen. Wishful thinking though.

    Comment by Danny – May 13, 2013 07:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please do not bring Christina back. She is not missed. Christina is too full of herself. Her cleavage and everything needs to go.

    Comment by BillyBob – May 13, 2013 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! Sorry, but Shakira has won me over! She seems so geninue and she’s just adorable! I wanted both her and Usher to stay.

    Comment by Lori – May 13, 2013 07:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Christina. Out of all the judges, shes probably the most honest. I respect her for that. Plus she can sing circles around the other couches. If you listen to her, she actually gives contestants pretty good advise.

    Comment by Joey – May 13, 2013 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOO please God NOOOOOOO!

    Comment by Kim OQuinn – May 13, 2013 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Christina FINALLY realized that NOBODY wants to buy her music or pay to see her tour. The Voice is now her bread and butter.

    Comment by Jared – May 13, 2013 07:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m SO HAPPY Christina’s coming back! I love Shakira and I’m still watching the show, but it’s been kind of boring without Christina and Cee Lo.

    I wouldn’t mind a rotation at all, since I don’t want to lose Shakira for good either, but if the original coaches never got back, I think I would lose interest with time (it’s already starting, actually). I miss huge voices and personalities.

    We’ve got three seasons with Christina in the panel, and the show has had nothing but success. People can complain as much as they want, but I’m sure her return won’t hurt ratings at all.

    Comment by Luiz – May 13, 2013 07:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nooooo!!! Keep Shakira and bring back C. Lo. My family really enjoys everyone except Usher and Christina….

    Comment by Sue – May 13, 2013 07:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree…nooooooooooooooooo! Usher does not appeal to me. Christina is almost as bad as Nicki and Mariah. Too much cleavage.

      Comment by BillyBob – May 13, 2013 07:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope Usher stays he is refreshing to have on. Blake’s ego is getting way too big. Skakira has been nice to have hate to see her leave, but we have to have Usher!!!!

    Comment by Sweat Pea – May 13, 2013 07:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree and I’m surprised this is the first pro-Usher comment that I’ve noticed. I think he is really different, very critical and strategic in improving his team members. More than any of the other coaches he fits the title, does the things you’d want a coach to do.

      Comment by Dana – May 13, 2013 11:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m confused as to why Xtina took a break this season? Cee-lo is actually working, but the last time I checked didn’t Xtina say she was planning on touring? What happened? This is the second time she said she was planning on touring, first it was with Bionic and then Lotus.

    Comment by Jane – May 13, 2013 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I like The Voice with Shakira and Usher !!!

    Comment by Pansy – May 13, 2013 07:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • the chemistry is seamless now, don’t bring the X back.

    Comment by asta – May 13, 2013 07:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looks like the majority do not want or need X-tina returning. Can someone create an online petition to have Christina NOT return and keep Shakira and email it to the Voice producers?

    Comment by BillyBob – May 13, 2013 07:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’d sign it 4 sure

      Comment by Cynde – May 24, 2013 07:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow. I see I’m not alone…

    Comment by stefany – May 13, 2013 07:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can someone explain what happened with Christina touring? This is the second time she “cancelled”

    Comment by Jane – May 13, 2013 08:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes!!! Welcome back Christina!!! :D

    Comment by Manuel – May 13, 2013 08:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yess. Haters stay mad

    Comment by Martin – May 13, 2013 08:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Voice’s doing good owes much to work of previous judges include Christina. They laid some ‘foundation’ for new seasons.

    Comment by xvoicer – May 13, 2013 08:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No!!!!!! I want Shakira to stay! She really does give good advice to her contestants and she actually cares about them.

    Comment by Mangochic – May 13, 2013 08:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aw, Christina is alright. Christina and her two friends can be on my TV screen anytime they want.

    Comment by MrTemecula – May 13, 2013 08:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is for all you Hater The queen rule the World she’s coming back ..Even Whitney Houston said before she died …So there you have it..hahahhahahaha

    Comment by Jay – May 13, 2013 08:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is nothing new. They said that she would return for the 5th cycle when they announced that she would step away for the forth cycle to promote her album. She was fully expected to return

    Comment by Jacob – May 13, 2013 08:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • oh well guess i wont be watching season 5 :/ cant stand her

    Comment by Lucia – May 13, 2013 08:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really want Xtina to come back said NOBODY EVER

    Comment by patrick – May 13, 2013 08:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I absolutely adore Shakira and like Usher too! Best season of The Voice. Christina could go be a judge on American Idol with Niki. LOL

    Comment by Jean TenBrook – May 13, 2013 09:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    *cough*

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Comment by JMH – May 13, 2013 09:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wonder why they haven’t made a decision about Usher, yet. Maybe he’s negotiating his contract? Cee lo is actually really busy, atm. It was just announced he’s getting his own reality show on top of it.

    Comment by Jane – May 13, 2013 09:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oops, spelled Nicki’s name wrong. Should have looked it up – guess my lack of fandom is obvious! LOL

    Comment by Jean TenBrook – May 13, 2013 09:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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