The Voice news of the week has centered around pop diva Christina Aguilera’s return to the hit reality competition show in Season 5. But does that mean that Colombian superstar Shakira is officially getting cut?
The “Whenever Wherever” singer has been a surprisingly great fit on the coaches’ panel this season, offering the perfect moments of humor, honesty, and head-scratching comments. But after giving birth to son Milan in January 2013, Shak is ready to take a season off from the show to focus on her most challenging role to date — motherhood.
“[Milan] deserves a break and that’s why I’m going to take a break for next season,” Shakira told TODAY.com. So go ahead and erase all images of battling divas on The Voice Season 5 from your mind. There’s clearly no catfight here.
But the Season 5 coach lineup is far from complete. Original coach Cee Lo Green is currently in talks to return and we’ve heard no word from Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, or Usher yet.
Executive producer Mark Burnett has said repeatedly that the big red chairs are always open if and when a former coach wants to return.
Will Shakira ever consider coming back?
“You never know what might happen. I might be back at some point,” she said.
If we recall, Christina said very similar words this time last season!
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