While The Voice is a competition all about winning a record deal, the accidental scene stealer lies in the four artists occupying the judges’ seat, and for season 5, we’d like to welcome back Christina Aguilera.
With auditions already underway, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and returning judges Cee Lo Green and Aguilera began to make the media rounds.
As for her decision to leave the show this past season? Aguilera said that each judge had “different reasons for either needing a season off or sticking around.”
For the talented singer, it was simple: “It was about getting back to my roots and being a mom, spending time at home,” she said.
From the beginning, creator Mark Burnett intended for the judges’ rotation, as all judges are actively working artists. Shakira took over for Aguilera in season 4, and will return during season 6.
Aguilera shares her admiration for Shakira and Usher, the judges who held her the place of her and co-star Green.
See what Christina said about Usher and Shakira's coaching skills and her post-baby body on page 2.