Just when “The X Factor’s” Britney Spears brings back the Britney vs. Christina debate, Christina Aguilera is bowing out.
“The Voice” coach Aguilera reportedly told Billboard Magazine that she won’t come back for season four of the hit NBC show, noting that the series has kept her “away from my heart, which is creating my own music.”
Aguilera will release a new album later this year, while her single, “Your Body,” is slated to be available on iTunes this month.
However, she does keep the door open for a return, telling the publication that executive producer Mark Brunett will keep a seat warm for her.
“Mark made it very clear that these chairs are always our chairs,” she said. “He said, ‘I understand the only reason the show’s going to work is if it doesn’t get stale.’ And he totally understood that I needed something to fulfill my creative soul, and said ‘this chair will always be yours to come back to whenever you do what makes you the best.’”