And there's no sign of Christina Aguilera softening in the next season if the signals she sent out via her killer outfit tonight are anything to go by.
Show-stopper: Christina Aguilera looked fierce at The Voice's cocktail reception in LA tonight
A more feisty stance can barely be imagined.
The 31-year-old almost donned an armour for the Hollywood cocktail party ahead of the show's return.
With hair and cleavage like a kickass cartoon character and outfit that stuck to clean lines in black and white (save for a pep of punk purple in the hair) she was fierceness personified.
The heavy duty diamante ring on her left hand added to the idea that this character she's created could cause you damage, should you be deserving.
The nails were blood red, and the lipstick pale to showcase equally fierce eyes.
Fierce: Aggie wore her now trademark leggings, and those huge Louboutins
Don't mess with her: Just in case potential contestants get the wrong idea
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And if we weren't getting the message, the mother-of-one adopted a dramatic stance with hands on hips and her mouth pursed into a pout rather than a smile.
But then Christina has become the most fearsome of celebrity judges.
When her former childhood friend and co-Mouseketeer Tony Lucca rolled up to be judged last season he may have been prepared for impartial treatment.
But he was shell-shocked by the vitriol he experienced at the hands of his old buddy.
He wasn't the only one to be on the end of the Genie in the Bottle's sharp tongue however, and she's certainly the one to watch in the next season.
Friendly rivalry: Adam and Cee Lo had a bit of a joke fight at the junket
The gang's all here: Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, Christina Milian, and Carson Daly
Nice view: Christina musters a smile as she poses with the team in front of the Malibu coastline
Christina recently hit back at critics over her changing shape, saying she was happy and confident in her skin.
She told Marie Claire magazine: 'As long as I'm happy in my own skin, that's all I need, that's all the confirmation I need.
'I'm happy where I am, I have a boyfriend that loves my body, I love my body, my son is healthy and happy. That's all that matters.'
Christina has a four-year-old son, Max, with ex-husband Jordan Bratman. She has been dating Matt Rutler since late 2010.
Finally, something's made her smile: Christina cracked a grin during the junket
The line up: The whole team were available for questions
Dapper: Adam and Blake went for very different looks