It's Official: Gwen Stefani to Coach The Voice Season 7; Christina Aguilera Back for Season 8

Gwen Stefani The VoiceIt’s official: NBC announced on April 29 that Gwen Stefani will temporarily occupy Christina Aguilera‘s swivel chair on The Voice, joining a Season 7 panel that also includes Pharrell Williams.

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As first reported by The Wrap in mid-April, Stefani will take Aguilera’s spot for Season 7, while Aguilera — who is said to be taking time off due to her current pregnancy — is now confirmed to return for Season 8.

Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are confirmed to return for Season 7, where they and Stefani will be joined by Pharrell Williams (who is taking over for Cee Lo Green).

Newcomers Stefani and Pharrell each will perform on The Voice‘s live May 5 telecast. next Monday.

What say you, Voice fans? Will Stefani make for a solid Aguilera replacement? Will she even better? Drop a comment with your thoughts on this reported shakeup below.