The return is near.

Christina Aguilera Noticeably Absent From The Voice Judging Panel

Christina Aguilera readies her comeback after The Voice announced its ninth season’s judges.

Adam Levine, Blake Shleton, Gwen Stefani (because only one female allowed at a time apparently) and Pharrell make up next season’s judging panel on The Voice, which prompts us to assume Christina Aguilera’s pop mode is dialed to high as she prepares her next musical installment.

We know Xtina is gearing up to storm the pop world with her upcoming record she’s devising since last year, and aside from her cover ballad on the “Finding Neverland” broadway album, “Anywhere But Here,” along with her country tracks on ABC’s Nashville for “The Real Thing” and “Shotgun,” it’s been a minute since she’s shared new music, especially one that’s purely-pop. We deem it is time.

All we know is XXXtina is still dirrty, bringing the caviar ratchet realness with Da Internz, several Pharrell-produced ditties and of course the heartfelt ballads she’s famous for.

“It’s genuine and it’s heartfelt and I’m very excited to pour my heart out into this record fully, Xtina said earlier this year. “I’ve been gathering and writing and coming up with these amazing ideas for different parts of how I was feeling the past year, so I’m really excited to vocalize all of it and make it all come together.”

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