Christina Aguilera Being Replaced by Gwen Stefani on Season Nine of 'The Voice'

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Christina Aguilera won't return for season nine of The Voice, but will once again be replaced by Gwen Stefani instead. Stefani appeared on season seven of The Voice.

Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Pharrell Williams have all signed back on to The Voice, and will round out the season nine panel of coaches on the popular singing competition show.

Gwen Stefani issued a statement about replacing Christina Aguilera on Wednesday.

"I can’t believe I get to return to The Voice," she said. "It’s so inspiring to be around such incredible talent and music. I’m looking forward to working again with Adam, Blake and Pharrell. I love those guys."

Carson Daily is also returning to The Voice to serve as host.

As with the last time Gwen Stefani appeared on The Voice, it isn't certain whether Christina Aguilera is leaving the show for good or simply taking another year off.

Shakira filled Christina Aguilera's shoes during season six of the show.

Are you a Christina Aguilera fan--with regard to her serving in the capacity of a coach on The Voice? Or do you prefer when someone sits in for her for a season? Are you among those thrilled to learn Gwen Stefani is returning for season nine?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.