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'The Voice': Christina Aguilera Will Be Back For Season 5 (REPORT)

05/13/2013 08:47 pm ET | Updated May 13, 2013
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Aguilera has reportedly signed her contract to return for the next cycle of the reality competition, premiering this fall on NBC. According to The Wrap, Aguilera's new deal is worth $17 million, the same amount she earned for Season 3 -- slightly less than Mariah Carey's reported $18 million for "American Idol." A source close to the situation puts Aguilera's figure somewhere nearer $12 million, with discussions ongoing.

Although new coaches Shakira and Usher have been popular amongst fans -- and the show continues to dominate the ratings -- it was always expected that Aguilera and fellow coach Cee Lo Green would retake their spinning chairs for the show's next fall cycle, having taken a break to work on other projects.

"As I have expressed since day one of the show, that I am a singer and performer first and I am so excited to get back to that love," Aguilera said back in September. "Since this year NBC and 'The Voice' have decided to tape back-to-back seasons, requiring a full-year commitment, it is important for me to take season four off, allowing me to support my music that my fans have been waiting for -- with the release of my new album 'Lotus' on November 13. By pursuing my first passion of music during the break, I am also able to come back and offer even more to my team on 'The Voice' in the future.”

Fellow coach Green described his "Voice" exit as a "hiatus" back in December, although no announcements have yet been made in regards to his deal for next season.

"The Voice" airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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