Singer Christina Aguilera.

Singer Christina Aguilera. (Photo/Getty Images)

Christina Aguilera will return to “The Voice” on live finale

Christina Aguilera is returning to “The Voice” a bit earlier than expected with the news that the songstress will headline the show’s two-hour season finale on June 18, kicking off an evening of performances by Pitbull, Bruno Mars, Nelly and more.

A newly-slimmed-down Aguilera – who will be resuming her time in the red coach’s chair next season, taking over from current coach Shakira – will take the stage with Pitbull in a duet performance of “Feel This Moment.”

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And the powerhouse duo won’t be the only Latinos to take the stage during the finale: Mars will also be featured during “The Voice” finale, singing “Treasure,” the newest single from his album “Unorthodox Jukebox.”

Mars’ performance was recorded in May, weeks before his mother, Bernadette Hernandez passed away from a brain aneurysm.

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Country crooners Florida Georgia Line and rapper Nelly will also take the stage during the season finale, joining forces to sing their single “Cruise.”

And last but not least? Singer Cher, who will perform live –  her first live television performance in more than a decade.

The fourth season of “The Voice” – featuring new coaches Shakira, Usher and returning coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine – has been the most successful to date for NBC, beating “American Idol” among audiences for the first time ever in May.

The announcement about Aguilera’s live performance on “The Voice” coincides with the news that Shakira is no longer represented on the show: viewers voted out Team Shakira contestant Sasha Allen and Team Adam’s Amber Carrington on Tuesday night’s semifinals show, leaving Usher and Shelton to compete for a victory.

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