Is Christina Aguilera Leaving ‘The Voice’?

Will Christina Aguilera part ways with NBC’s The Voice after the currently airing 10th season comes to an end? Following reports of a possible feud with her co-stars, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, Stefani spoke of her own return to the show. So, does that mean there will be no Christina Aguilera during The Voice Season 11? It may. Earlier this week, Stefani spoke out during production on the show, claiming she was looking forward to working with her boyfriend, Shelton, as his mentor, as it would allow her a behind-the-scenes look at how he operates with his team. According to Stefani, she would be using this information to her advantage when she returned to the show.

Christina Aguilera joined the cast of The Voice in 2011 when the series began, and continued to serve as coach until Shakira stepped in as her replacement for The Voice Season 4. Christina Aguilera then returned to the show for seasons five and six before leaving again to tend to her second pregnancy. As Christina Aguilera and her fiancé, Matt Rutler, prepared to welcome daughter Summer Rain, born in August 2014, Gwen Stefani made her debut on The Voice as a coach, alongside Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine. Since then, she and Aguilera have alternated seasons on the show, which left Aguilera in charge of Season 10. However, while Stefani would typically sit out for a season after starring as coach the year prior, NBC producers opted to bring her back to the show for Season 10 as Shelton’s mentor, while Christina Aguilera was paired with Miley Cyrus. Adding to speculation into Christina Aguilera’s possible exit from the show is the fact that she’s recently landed a new music game show on Spike TV, Tracks, which she announced on March 16.

According to a press release by the network on March 15, Christina Aguilera’s new series is described as an “innovative musical game show where a team of two attempts to name a song title just by listening to its individual tracks.” The show will also feature performances by musical guests, which will either be of their own tracks, or the tracks of other singers. “Having finely tuned my ear for music over the years, I thought it would be fun to test other folks and see if they can identify a track – with a twist – since contestants will have to focus on a single component of a song,” Christina Aguilera, who serves as executive producer of the series, explained. “I’m excited to have ‘Tracks’ debuting on Spike TV, and proud to have this as the first project springing from our first-look deal with Lionsgate.”

For the past few months, rumors of a feud between Christina Aguilera and Stefani have been eswirling, one of which claims the “Genie In A Bottle” singer is fed up with Stefani and Blake Shelton’s romance, and is ready to leave the show. On March 7, an OK! Magazine report claimed Christina Aguilera was threatening to quit after her co-stars’ romance took center stage on The Voice. The magazine also noted that Aguilera felt Stefani engaged in a romance with Shelton in an effort to make herself mandatory to the series. For more Christina Aguilera, tune into The Voice Season 10, airing on Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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