Shakira Leaving 'The Voice' & Guess Who's Replacing Her?

ShakiraWhat I'm about to tell you may put a damper on your day because it has most definitely on mine. Just as I was really starting to love everything about her sweet, charming personality -- reportedly Shakira is leaving The Voice. AND not only is Shakira dunzo, but former judge Christina Aguilera will be reclaiming her spot in the spinning chair. I. Know.

Rumor has it that Christina really wanted back in the action, and the head honchos behind the singing show were ALL about it. Shakira will wrap up season 4 on June 18, and wam bam see ya later, it's Xtina's turn come the fall. 

I'm ... I'm ... bummed. It's not that I don't like Christina. I think she adds some interesting spice and flair to the show. But Shakira is just so sweet. She's so cute. She's been so fun to watch and I adore her laugh! Couldn't we just add, like, a fifth chair or something?


Maybe I'm being a little harsh, but I think it's nice to have a sweet, charismatic judge on the panel. Shakira's no pushover, but the woman is honest and genuine and I appreciate that. Not to mention -- I also liked the Latin flair that Shakira brought to this season, and thought that it brought out some interesting characteristics in some of the show's contestants.

As opposed to Shakira, Christina has a bit more bite. Christina has a sharper tongue and is more into debating with the guys. I'm interested to see what Christina's dynamic will be with Usher (that is, if he stays on -- there's no word yet) and if the two will butt heads. I feel like Adam and Blake have a niche kind of singer they attract to their teams, and Christina and Usher will be going for a lot of the same artists.

I guess only time will tell. One thing to hope for? That Shakira's exit from the show means she'll work on some new music. Heck, post-baby, she's got her slammin' bod back -- perhaps a tour is even in her future!

Are you bummed to see Shakira go?


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