updated 09/13/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/13/2011 AT 7:35 AM ET
“There is absolutely no truth to the rumor,” Paul Telegdy, NBC Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, said in an official statement.
Aguilera, 30, remains under contract for the second season of the singing competition, which is set to premiere next Feb. 5 in a key scheduling slot following the Super Bowl.
Reporting by CYNTHIA WANG