Miley Cyrus and Gwen Stefani may be embarking on an alternating system with The Voice.
Although it used to be Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera who alternated roles as coaches on the NBC singing competition, it has since been established that Stefani will be taking over during Season 12 while Miley Cyrus, who is currently starring on Season 11, will return to her role for Season 13.
Miley Cyrus confirmed she would be returning to her coaching role for The Voice Season 13 on Twitter last week after NBC revealed news of Stefani’s return to the show for Season 12.
Throughout her debut season of The Voice, Season 11, Miley Cyrus has been active on her Twitter account and expressing her excitement in her team. After promoting the knockout episode on Monday, October 24, Miley Cyrus returned to Twitter where she told fans she couldn’t wait until the live episodes began airing. During last night’s show, Ali Caldwell beat out her competition and officially joined Miley Cyrus’ team.
Meanwhile, several other contestants competed against one another for places with Cyrus’ co-stars, including Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine.
As Miley Cyrus prepares for the remaining episodes of The Voice Season 11 and her Season 13 return, Christina Aguilera has stayed silent in regard to her future with the show and has chosen to instead focus on her new music. Most recently, Aguilera took to Instagram, where she thanked fans for helping her new song, “Telepathy,” land on Billboard magazine’s dance chart.
“GUYS!! You got Telepathy on the @billboard dance club charts. I got you & you got me… #telepathy,” Aguilera wrote in the caption of a promo shot on her Instagram page.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Aguilera had enlisted Miley Cyrus to permanently replace Gwen Stefani on The Voice, but her plan may have backfired.
Months ago, a source claimed Miley Cyrus was at war with Adam Levine as they embarked on filming — and noted that Aguilera was responsible for Cyrus’ role on the hit series.
“Adam and [Miley Cyrus] were non-stop bickering during their last taping together,” an insider told Radar Online in April of this year. “He nitpicks almost every single thing she says. Adam seems to find Miley to be extremely loud-mouthed and absolutely annoying!”
The outlet revealed that because of an on-set feud between Aguilera and Blake Shelton, the boyfriend of Gwen Stefani, Aguilera had recruited Miley Cyrus to take Stefani’s place on the series. In turn, Shelton was said to be frustrated at the cast change as he and Stefani were forced to spend time apart as he filmed Season 11.
“Blake hates the fact that Gwen is no longer with him in the judges’ chairs this season,” an on-set source said. “Everyone knows this and he is taking it out on Christina, and they are not getting along at all.”
However, while Aguilera was reportedly hoping to get back at Shelton by shutting his girlfriend out for good, it appears that she may have been the one who got shut out of the series. While Miley Cyrus and Gwen Stefani have both been confirmed for upcoming seasons, there has been no word at all about Aguilera and her potential return to the show. That said, with the latest addition of the two-women, two-men panel, it is certainly possible that Aguilera will be seen on either one of the upcoming installments of The Voice.
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