Christina Aguilera is coming back as a coach for the upcoming Season 5 of NBC's The Voice. That’s right, fans will have to endure another season of Aguilera’s cleavage enhancing sequin tops and pointless hand-held fans after her brief absence. Call us cynical, but we're going to file this one under "Worst News of the Day." Aguilera and fellow coach Cee Lo Green took simultaneous leave from the show for its fourth season and were replaced by Shakira and Usher, who joined veteran coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.
Are you shocked and appalled? Just wait, there’s more. According to The Wrap, Aguilera will reclaim her seat in NBC’s hit signing competition for a whopping $17 million. This seemingly high salary is roughly the same that the “Genie in a Bottle” singer earned in Season 3, but when you consider who we may be losing (Seriously though, Shakira is the best), it feels like a high price to pay.
An insider tells The Wrap that Aguilera’s return has been confirmed for few months, but was kept hush-hush while Season 4 thrived in the ratings. Aguilera originally left the reality competition to focus on her latest album “Lotus,” but executive producer Mark Burnett clarified that Aguilera was always welcome to return in the future. An offer Burnett also extended to Green, who is also slated to return for season five.
Although it’s unclear which of the coaches the diva will be replacing, we do know one thing for sure — if Shakira leaves the show then we will throw a fit then we will go all kinds of She Wolf on NBC.
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