Get ready to see some fresh faces on Season 7 of ‘The Voice’! The good news: Gwen Stefani has reportedly signed on to replace Christina Aguilera as a judge. The bad news: Fan favorite Adam Levine may be leaving for a season, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Are YOU excited about Christina’s replacement?
It looks like Gwen Stefani has won a coveted seat in The Voice‘s game of musical chairs! The No Doubt frontwoman will be joining the popular NBC singing competition show as Christina Aguilera‘s replacement, a source confirms to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Gwen Stefani Replacing Christina Aguilera — ‘The Voice’ Gains New Judge
We’re all shook up over The Voice‘s latest shake-up! First we found out that Pharrell would we sitting in for CeeLo, and now we’ve learned that Gwen will be filling Christina’s heels on the upcoming season, which begins filming in June. The Voice definitely had a good thing going with Christina, and it looks like producers have decided to replace one beautiful blonde diva with another!
“The rumors are true, Gwen will be taking the job,” a source confirms to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Parting is such sweet sorrow! We can’t wait to get to know Gwen better, but we will definitely miss Christina, who decided to take some time off after becoming pregnant with fiancé Matt Rutler‘s baby. NBC reportedly wanted Christina to stay on during her pregnancy, but she decided it would be too much for her, according to TMZ.
However, the site reports that Christina has already signed on to rejoin the show for Season 8, after she wraps up her maternity leave of sorts. So don’t get too used to Gwen!
Adam Levine: Is He Leaving ‘The Voice’?
That was the good news. The bad news is, Adam Levine might be sitting a season out as well, a source close to the show tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“It is all his decision if he wants to take the time off or not,” the insider reveals.
So would Adam’s usual stand-in, Usher, take his spot?
“Usher would not instantly be the one to replace him,” the source adds. “They would get someone new if Adam decides to leave.”
So HollywoodLifers, do you think Gwen will be a good judge on The Voice? Are you sad that Christina, and possibly Adam, will be leaving the show? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee