Shakira out on 'The Voice,' Christina back in?

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  • Shakira cites her family as reason for leaving the show
  • Former judge Christina Aguilera reportedly signs on to return for $17 million
Shakira out on 'The Voice,' Christina back in?

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It's going to be another merry-go-round at the judges tables on "The Voice" next season!

Current judge Shakira confirmed she will be exiting the reality singing competition after just one season to spend more time with family.

"It was a hard decision for me to make, because I'm really fond of the coaches, the people in production and everybody around me," she told E! News. "And I really enjoyed 'The Voice,' but I also have a musical career and I'm also a mother now and my poor baby's so tired flying such long distances."

The singer says her months-old son, Milan, "already has more miles than any pilot. So I think I have to give him a little break, and we'll see what happens in the future."

Shakira's exit paves the way for former judge Christina Aguilera to return to the show for season five. "The Voice" host Carson Daly confirmed she would be back: "We're all excited," Daly told E! News. "She helped launch the show, and like we've said with all of our coaches, this isn't their day jobs. They're not celebrity judges, they are real artists and they have to tour and it's great to have her come back into the fold."

Aguilera has reportedly been offered $17 million to return and the fate of other newbie judge, Usher, still remains up in the air. Former judge Cee-Lo Green may come back to the show next season, though nothing has been confirmed yet by NBC or the show's producers.

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