Christina Aguilera, singer and actress is all set to replace Gwen Stefani, singer and current judge of season nine of NBC’s “The Voice,” according to ABC News.
Stefani had been the judge for the show since season seven and recently it was revealed that she would no longer be a part of the show. The management also declared the news to all the current judges of the show, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams and asked for their opinions.
Food World News reported that Blake was blunt enough to express that he did not like the idea of replacing Gwen at all. He and Gwen had been in a romantic relation for the past couple of months and recently opened up on their romance publicly via The Voice.
“I don’t want Gwen to not be on The Voice,” said Shelton, during his appearance on Extra TV, reported Christian Post . “Why can’t we have a fifth coach?”
Gwen is also reportedly hurt and expressed that she was extremely sad to leave the show, which has been a part of her life now.
“I’m already so devastated that I only have three more outfits to wear and that I’m not gonna be around these guys; It’s hurting me,” said Stefani, reported the New York Daily News .
Gwen and Blake were also spotted holding hands at the after-party of Country Music Awards in Nashville. The duo was also caught kissing publicly recently on a romantic date night in Los Angeles.
Movie News Guide reported that The Voice is known for its strategy to interchange female judges to maintain its ratings Christina had earlier appeared on The Voice for its very first season. Christina was replaced by Shakira after her stint in the first season. After Shakira, it was Gwen who was the female coach of the popular singing show.
The Voice airs on Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. on NBC.