According to Us Weekly, Gwen Stefani will have her own big red chair on NBC’s The Voice for the seventh season, replacing pregnant Christina Aguilera.
No worries Christina fans – this is only a one-off gig. She’s expected to be back after she has her little one and has already signed on for Season Eight.
According to TMZ, producers began searching for Aguilera’s replacement after the Your Body singer announced her pregnancy back in February.
Apparently the network wanted Aguilera to stay on during her pregnancy, but the Fighter singer is reported to be “struggling” and decided to take a break from this rotation in the coach’s seat.
Pharrell Williams is slated to take over the big red chair for Cee Lo Green, and it looks like the bromance between coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will continue as they are expected to return.
Stefani and Williams are used to working together so it’s not much of a stretch for them.
Last week, Stefani appeared onstage during Pharrell‘s set at Coachella to sing her hit Hollaback Girl, which they co-wrote nearly 10 years ago. Stefani was also featured on Pharrell’s 2005 first solo single, Can I Have It Like That.
“@Pharrell: Thank you @coachella for such a wonderful experience. #GIRL”
— ADW (@ADWxNad) April 13, 2014
The radest…“@gwenstefani: Feels good to be out of the cave #Cochella2014 @Pharrell gx”
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) April 15, 2014
Coachella co workin style #GWENSTEFANI # PHARREÛ pic.twitter.com/wwSUAF1Q67
— Danilo (@DaniloHair) April 13, 2014
The Voice is just about to begin live rounds for Season 6 and airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC.
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