'The Voice' - Shakira out, Aguilera back in as host

The revolving door of judges on popular talent competitions continues.


Yesterday we reported that producers of NBC's "The Voice" were rumored to be in negotiations to bring back original host Christina Aguilera to the judge's chair.

Today, Deadline reports that the pop singer will return for the talent show's next season. Aguilera was an original host on the popular series, serving as judge for three years before leaving to promote her upcoming album.

As one judge returns, another exits. Shakira joined the singing competition along with Usher during the series' fourth season, replacing the departing Aguilera and Cee Lo Green at the time, but confirmed that she will not be returning to the judges' panel.

Much like Aguilera before her, the Latina pop star will be leaving the series in order to dedicate more time to motherhood and a forthcoming album. "Not for next season, for sure," Shakira said of her return. "I have to get back to my baby [born January 22nd] and give him some love, dedicate some time to him. And also to my new album."

Expect Shakira to stay on as the current season runs its course, continuing next Mondays on NBC through June 18th.

What do you think about the judging shake-up? With rumors of a judging overhaul on Fox's "American Idol" and more of the same on "The X Factor," could this be a preemptive action due to "The Voice"'s recent ratings dip?

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Written by: kyleiam
May 15th, 2013, 7:58 am


Message Posted On May 18th, 2013, 4:50 am
I do agree that Shakira can't really sing very well, but she is by far the best looking judge they have had on the show. I love her new look. I dislike everything that Usher has ever done in his career, but he does seem like he is a good mentor, and I bet he has a lot of ties in the music industry for someone that he really wanted to help. The Voice is by far the best of the singing Competition type shows.

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Message Posted On May 15th, 2013, 4:45 pm

I think Shakira and Usher bring more open views of mentoring and seemed to share more of the actual mentoring and feedback to the contestant than that shown in the previous season.  I also think Shakira can really sing.  I appreciate the "more detail to the viewer" approach and the other judges seem to be picking it up somewhat.  Just saying.


Message Posted On May 15th, 2013, 9:18 am
The show is crap and made for morons who cannot think for themselves. They should quit while they are ahead.

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Message Posted On May 15th, 2013, 8:33 am




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