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After Just One Season, Shakira Is Leaving 'The Voice'

May 15th, 2013 11:38pm EDT

ShakiraColombian singer Shakira is stepping down from her role as a mentor on reality TV show The Voice to concentrate on motherhood.

The new mom, who welcomed son Milan with boyfriend Gerard Pique in January, replaced Christina Aguilera in the judge's chair earlier this year and now she has confirmed she'll be leaving the competition series after just one season to focus on her parenting duties and the completion of her eighth studio album.

The Hips Don't Lie hit-maker tells UsMagazine.com, "I'm not going to be able to do next season because I have to get back to my motherhood and also get back to the studio, the recording studio, to finish my album, the one that I started working on before I had to deliver a baby and before I took this gig with The Voice."

Nevertheless, the sexy superstar hasn't ruled out a possible return to the program in the future, teasing, "You never know, I might come back!"

The talent show, which is currently in its fourth season, also features Usher, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as mentors/coaches, and it appears her soon-to-be vacant chair has already been filled - Aguilera will reportedly return to The Voice for the fifth season.


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