Christina Aguilera has insisted that she will make a comeback on The Voice, after announcing that she is to take a break from her role as judge.
The pop star decided to take a sabbatical from the US talent show to focus on her new album Lotus, after joining last March, but has already been in talks with producer Mark Burnett about reprising her seat on the panel.
"He understands that we're artists first. In order to remain great coaches and to stay relevant, we have to go out and we have to still tour, see our fans one-on-one. I have to feel creatively fulfilled in order for me to then do my job as a coach and be on that show," she told E! News.
Shakira and Usher will take over from Christina and fellow judge Cee Lo Green to join remaining judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton when the new season begins next spring.
Christina admitted that it wasn't an easy decision to make.
"It's bittersweet. I so enjoy being a coach to my team on The Voice [and] and at this point in season three, all of us coaches have truly bonded," she said.
"When me and Adam are on breaks backstage, we're writing profanity with my red lipstick all over Blake's trailer while he's napping inside. It's like we have definitely become like brother and sister. We goof around and play around. I'm going to miss it," she added.