June 30, 2011 10:16am PT by Kim Masters, Lindsay Powers
'The Voice:' Christina Aguilera to Return as Coach (Exclusive)
Christina Aguilera will return for season two of The Voice, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Despite reports she may depart the NBC hit, a source tells THR she "signed weeks ago."
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Aguilera played coy when asked by reporters at Wednesday's finale.
She makes $225,000 per episode, as THR revealed in a cover story earlier this month. Fellow coaches Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton make about $75,000 each.
Levine told THR Wednesday that he hopes to return as well: "If they’ll have me, I’d be delighted to be back."
But even if the panel is eventually switched up, Carson Daly doesn't think it will affect the singing competition.
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"This show is bigger than any of its coaches or the host," he told the New York Post. "This show will live on in perpetuity with many a star in those chairs."
Season 2 kicks off in February right after the Super Bowl.
Javier Colon beat out Dia Frampton to win the show Wednesday.
The finalists will kick off a six-stop summer tour in July. Before that, most are already in the recording studio working on albums.