Shakira played a quick set at the Wal-Mart 2005 Shareholders meeing. (Photo : Reuel Thomas / Creative Commons)
Shakira was not intended to be a permanent replacement of Christina Aguilera in "The Voice". After only one season of judging on the hit singing competition television show, Deadline reports that the Waka Waka singer will step down from the show to give room to the original judge, Christina Aguilera. Fellow new judge, Usher will also step down.
Unfortunately for Shakira fans, Shakira was really not meant to permanently replace Christina Aguilera. Aguilera and Green who were both judges from Seasons 1 to 3 took a break from the fourth season to focus on their own music careers. Aguilera had to leave to work on promoting her new album, Lotus which was released last November 2012.
The producer of The Voice told Deadline "Everybody can't coach for life because when you have people with current recording in the game, this is not their job. Their job is their fans and making music and being live, and so we knew from the beginning that this would happen, and we've had six coaches. They all have another life and their schedules."
On the other hand, the show's major competitor, American Idol, seems to have much more difficult struggles when it comes to judges. According to CNN, Randy Jackson, the only original judge standing is set to leave the show at the end of the year. Two other judges, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj had a publicized feud and thus both may be leaving the show. Fox insiders note that "Even if Minaj doesn't return to the panel next season, Carey won't be back."
The events taking place in American idol can mean good things for The Voice. NBC saw its highest ratings of The Voice during its second season but with its competitor facing some setbacks, season five might actually be their best season.
Shakira's last and final episode on "The Voice" will air on June 18. According to Reality TV Magazine, Shakira is also busy with her new kid and on hitting the recording studio. Aguilera and Green will be back on the show's fifth season. This will put the judge set to its original line up.