10/15/2014 10:59 am ET

Christina Aguilera Is Officially Returning To 'The Voice' For Season 8


Christina Aguilera is going to holla back to “The Voice” for Season 8, replacing current coach Gwen Stefani.

The announcement was made by “Voice” host Carson Daly during NBC’s Today show on Tuesday. Aguilera took a break from the Emmy-winning competition while pregnant with daughter Summer Rain.

The “Beautiful” singer and fiancé Matt Rutler welcomed their newborn in August and now the star is ready to reunite with coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

Xtina was replaced by Shakira for Season 4 and 6, but the Colombian singer said goodbye to the show in May saying she “had a blast” but needed to focus on her music and son, Milan.

This will be the first season Aguilera will be competing against Pharrell, who is currently replacing one of the show’s original coaches Cee Lo Green. Green had been previously rotating with Usher (Season 4 and 6) but the “Crazy” singer officially parted ways with the “The Voice” earlier this year.

"I'm going to continue my relationship with NBC," Green said during The Ellen Show in February. "I have a television show development deal with them as well and hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year. But yeah, I'm going to miss 'The Voice' ... I'm not coming back, guys."

Season 7 of "The Voice" is currently underway, with the Battle Rounds officially starting this week. The next season will air in Spring 2015.

"The Voice" airs Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.



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