Original ‘Voice’ coaches Christina Aguliera and Cee Lo Green set to return for season 5 (Report)

By Daniel S Levine,

While NBC’s The Voice has continued to score high ratings even with two new coaches, a report suggests that original coaches Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera will be back for season five in the fall.

The Wrap reported Monday that Aguilera has signed on for at least $12.5 million, citing an NBC executive. She had made $17 million for season three, making her the highest-paid woman on reality TV at the time. She does have an opportunity to make that again, depending on how many hours of the show she does.

Mariah Carey was paid $18 million for this season of American Idol, while Britney Spears reportedly made $15 million from The X Factor.

As for Green, he’s in ‘advanced negotiations’ with the network, according to the site, but he's not expected to get a salary close to Aguilera's.

Last fall, both singers left the show to promote new albums, while Green also did his Loberace show in Las Vegas. The “Forget You” singer did appear on the show earlier this month to perform. Usher and Shakira replaced them, while Adam Levine and Blake Shelton returned.

The Voice has continued to be the most successful show for NBC, drawing record ratings this spring, even with new judges. The show is going to take the same timeslot in the fall.

You can check out our recap of last night’s episode here. The results show airs tonight.

image: NBC



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