Fact or Fiction?

Aliza Herz, Staff Writer

Recently, rumors have been buzzing regarding whether or not Christina Aguilera will be returning to The Voice next season as one of the four coaches. Some people believe that the star was kicked off of the show and will not be returning.
An article from hollywoodlife.com states that Christina was not kicked off the show, but she is indeed leaving because of her second child.
According to the article, “she will be focused on her new baby and will not be able to focus on the demands that The Voice puts on the judges.”
However, Mark Burnett said in an interview, “replacing Christina hasn’t even been a discussion.”
The lack of a definite answer has left fans of the singer wondering whether or not she will be returning. So, Fact or Fiction: has she really been kicked off?
There is no doubt that the show will be a success whether Aguilera returns or not because of its huge fan base, however, many people believe it wouldn’t be the same without her.
“I love The Voice, but Christina is my favorite coach and I don’t know if I would still want to watch without her on it. When she took off two seasons from the show it didn’t feel the same and I wasn’t as into it.”
Hollywood Life created a poll in conjunction with their article and about 66% of the people who voted reported that they would miss Christina Aguilera on the show. Even though the show is defined by much more than who the coaches are, some fans may not feel the same about watching the competition without her.
On the other hand, many people feel that the show wouldn’t be losing anything should she not return. Some fans believe that the show is about the talented competitors more than it is about the coaches.
The fact that Aguilera has not yet won a season leaves fans wondering if they will actually be missing anything if she leaves. As she has yet to be successful when it comes to picking a victorious contestant for her team, many viewers are skeptical of her true abilities as a coach.
“The show doesn’t need Christina because she isn’t even a good coach and she has never won. I really think contestants are better off with another coach”, said Junior Jesse Moskowitz.
The judges for Seasons 1, 2, and 3 were Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, and Christina Aguilera. When Green left before Season 4, things continued as normal. However, fans were happy when he returned for Season 5.
The only original judges remaining in Seasons 6 and 7 were Levine and Shelton. Aguilera then returned for Season 8 alongside Levine and Shelton, in addition to Pharell Williams.
The Voice has become more and more popular since it first aired; however, in the past few years their rank has fallen from #7 to #12 in views. What do you think, does The Voice need Aguilera or are they better off without her?