Christina Aguilera in talks to return to The Voice
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Pop singer Christina Aguilera is in discussions to return as a judge on NBC television singing competition The Voice next season, sources with knowledge of the talks said on Tuesday.
Aguilera, 32, went on hiatus from the programme this season to promote her latest album, Lotus, with a concert tour. The singer had been a judge on the first three seasons of the programme, which debuted in 2011.
The sources, who were not authorised to speak publicly about the talks, said the former Disney child star would earn about US$12 million (S$15 million) to serve as a judge, less than the US$15 million Britney Spears reportedly earned on rival The X Factor. Representatives for Aguilera and NBC did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
Aguilera and R&B singer CeeLo Green both left the show last year. They were replaced by Colombian singer Shakira and R&B singer Usher, who joined returning judges country singer Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, frontman of pop-rock band Maroon 5.