Pop diva Christina Aguilera catches a lot of flack from critics who think she’s too harsh as a coach on The Voice, but one person this little lady has nothing but love for is her Season 4 replacement, Shakira.

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The Colombian singer filled Xtina’s sparkly pumps this past spring, bringing the show excellent ratings and plenty of Latin flair. And Christina couldn’t have been more pleased with the show’s newest female coach.

“Thank god for Shakira, she did a beautiful job, she has sweet, lovely energy,” she said at the 2013 TCAs on July 27. “And Usher came and stepped up with a lot of creative stuff.”

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Original (and returning) coach Cee Lo Green also appreciated the new coaches keeping the show fresh, but admitted that watching the show without him on it was a strange experience.

“It was awkward and intriguing at the same time,” he said. It was an out of body experience, if you will. I experienced what Christina did, I became a fan of the show.”

This fall Xtina and Papa Cee Lo will return to their rightful places in the big red chairs, but did you like Shakira and Usher better? Tell us below!

Source: The Huffington Post