Christina Aguilera isn’t planning to leave the comforts of her oversized red chair on The Voice.
The 31-year-old half-Ecuadorian singer has reportedly signed on to return as a coach for the third season of NBC’s hit reality singing competition, according to The Wrap.
Aguilera is said to be the first of the four coaches to re-up her contract, which is believed to be valued at a cool $10 million. Although show insiders say the contract is worth less than that amount.
Meanwhile, network insiders reveal that they expect the other coaches—Cee-Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who joined Aguilera for a rousing medley of Prince songs earlier this week—to return next season.
“We’re really pleased with the entire cast. You look at [the] ratings and it’s no accident,” says the insider.
In addition, the site reports that NBC is considering premiering season 3 of “The Voice” season 3 in the fall instead of waiting until 2013. However, a spokesman for the Peacock Network states that no decision has been made on scheduling.