Like FOX with the judging panel of ‘American Idol’, NBC is playing musical chairs with some of those seated behind the buzzers on their hit singing competition ‘The Voice‘.
And, just like FOX, NBC is shelling out the big bucks to get a certain big named diva back on their team…
‘What A Girl Wants’ is clearly $17 million.
For, as recent reports indicate, that’s exactly what Grammy winning songstress Christina Aguilera is going to get upon her return to ‘The Voice’ for its season 5 – nearly double her season 3 take home. The report follows news that she will replace its only female judge Shakira (whose exit, after just one season, is due this summer).
Like Aguilera with ‘Lotus‘, Shakira will take the next season off to finish recording and promote her next, yet-titled project. Fans of #teamShakira will have until the show’s finale on June 18th to enjoy the ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ hitmaker before she makes her departure.
Update: Reports now indicate Christina’s raise will be to $12 million.