The Hollywood Reporter reports that Christina Aguilera will return as coach to Season 2 of The Voice.
Despite rumors that she would be leaving, a source tells THR that the “Beautiful” songstress “signed weeks ago.”
Christina would not give reporters a straight answer when asked about Season 2 after last night’s finale.
She makes $225, 000 per episode, according to THR while fellow coaches Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton make about $75, 000 each.
ETA: NBC Press Release announcing the return of the coaches:
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – June 30, 2011 – All four musician coaches of NBC’s “The Voice” – Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton – will return next season when the vocal competition series resumes in mid-season on Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET). The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios.
“Our fantastic coaches were integral to the tremendous success of ‘The Voice’ this year and we are thrilled that they are all returning, ” said Telegdy. “We look forward to building season two and making ‘The Voice’ an even greater experience for fans.”
“The Voice” is an innovative vocal competition series modeled after Holland’s top-rated vocal talent discovery show, “The Voice of Holland.” The series is hosted by Carson Daly and features the musician coaches working through the various phases of the competition with only the most talented vocalists.
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