USHER & SHAKIRA to Replace CEE-LO & CHRISTINA AGUILERA on THE VOICE
Published: September 18, 2012 - 8:19am
It looks like coaches Cee-Lo Green and Christina Aguilera won't be returning for another season of NBC's The Voice when the reality singing competition returns for a fourth season next Spring. The show is currently airing it's third season.
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton have confirmed that they will return for next season and they will be joined by newcomers Usher and Shakira. Christina Aguilera is prepping a new album, 'Lotus', which will launch this November followed by a tour. Cee-Lo is working on another solo album, as well as his reunited rap group Goodie Mob.
"I'm highly enthusiastic about focusing my undivided attention on my additional endeavors and interests. I will return for season five and will be watching season four. NBC is home and as far as Usher and Shakira are concerned – mi casa su casa," said Green.
With Cee-Lo expressing interest to return to The Voice after taking a season break, it appears Aguilera has also revealed a similar plan to return down the road if she chooses saying:
"I am so proud of being part of the show from the beginning, all the work we've done, and proud of what the show stands for as a whole. I am a singer and performer first and I am so excited to get back to that love . . . By pursuing my first passion of music during the break, I am also able to come back and offer even more to my team on The Voice in the future."