Christina Aguilera Is Reportedly Returning to 'The Voice' — But Is She a Better Judge Than Shakira?

(NBC)According to The Wrap, Christina Aguilera has signed on for a very lucrative return to NBC's The Voice, with a payday somewhere between $12 and 17 million. The singer had taken a hiatus from the show's fourth season to promote her album Lotus, leaving a space quickly filled by international pop star Shakira. Apparently Aguilera's colleague Cee-Lo is also planning a return to his big red chair, which means that his replacement Usher might have to find a new place to casually sling his leg.

The casting news comes as ratings for the show's fourth season continue to hold strong — and as American Idol continues to flounder. But are you looking forward to the return of Xtina?

While Shakira charmed audiences with her animated reactions to performers in the blind auditions (see this and this), her critiques in the live shows have admittedly been lacking. She seems unwilling to really tell it like it is — something that Christina never had a problem with. But she also makes faces like this:

The Voice Season 4 Episode 9
The Voice – Season 4, Episode 9 – As the blind auditions continue, Blake and Usher make some strategic saves. (NBC)more pics »But then, Christina Aguilera wore outfits like these:

The Voice Season 3 Episode 32
The Voice – Season 3, Episode 32 – The winning vocalist is revealed in the Season 3 finale. (NBC)more pics »So. Who would you rather see in the big red chair?

Poll: Which coach would you rather watch on 'The Voice'?
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  • Christina Aguilera
  • Shakira
  • Keep 'em both! We need more ladies!
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