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Usher & Shakira Replace Christina Aguilera & Cee Lo Green on 'The Voice' Season Four

Usher & Shakira Replace Christina Aguilera & Cee Lo Green on 'The Voice' Season Four

Usher and Shakira will be replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green on season four of The Voice, which is set to debut in the spring. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will remain on the coaching panel. Christina and Cee Lo are expected to return for season five.

“We are thrilled to welcome Usher and Shakira to The Voice. The addition of these popular iconic artists continues the tradition established by Christina, Cee Lo, Adam and Blake,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “Doing two back-to-back cycles of this show requires a tremendous amount of time, and we are happy to accommodate the commitments made by Christina and Cee Lo. The participants on our show benefit from our coaches’ expertise and their continued success in the music business allows for significant new contributions to the contestants when they return.”

“Being a coach on The Voice is a wonderful experience and the relationship amongst us all is like an extended family,” Christina said in her own statement “As I have expressed since day one of the show, that I am a singer and performer first and I am so excited to get back to that love. Since this year NBC and The Voice have decided to tape back-to-back seasons, requiring a full-year commitment, it is important for me to take Season 4 off, allowing me to support my music that my fans have been waiting for.”

“I’m highly enthusiastic about focusing my undivided attention on my additional endeavors and interests. I will return for Season 5 and will be watching Season 4. NBC is home, and as far as Usher and Shakira are concerned mi casa su casa,” Cee Lo said.

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Usher and Shakira act as replacements for Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green?

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63 Responses to “Usher & Shakira Replace Christina Aguilera & Cee Lo Green on 'The Voice' Season Four”

  1. 1
    Stace Says:

    EWWWWWWWWWW Im not mad with Usher, but Shakira replacing Xtina? Really? I was expecting someone with the same status as Christina, like Beyoncé for example.

  2. 2
    nicola Says:

    THEYRE SO GREAT

  3. 3
    Lily Says:

    Oh No! I’m gonna miss Christina

  4. 4
    Lara Says:

    Yay!! Its going to be hard now with Adam, Blake, Shakira and Usher, love them!

  5. 5
    Lan Says:

    Usher is way too famous for this. He is an amazing entertainer. Shakira’s voice is nowhere near on par with Christina’s.

  6. 6
    Lara Says:

    Yay!! Its going to be hard now with Adam, Blake, Shakira and Usher, love them!

  7. 7
    Tina Says:

    Stace, you do realize Shakira has sold more albums than Christina, right?

  8. 8
    Toni Says:

    I’m seriously shocked Usher would do this for some reason because I thought he would feel too good for this, but besides that I’m welcomed to both of them. Also having Adam and Usher at the same time adds eye candy too for many.
    I personally would have loved to see Usher and Christina on at the same time.

  9. 9
    Lilly Says:

    I will not be watching season 4.

    Usher is the biggest load of **** in the history of the world. He’s talentless. Sounds awful. Only idiots buy his stuff.

  10. 10
    original miley Says:

    shakira? are you kidding me? im not a fan of the new xtina, im fan of xtina until back to basics, but, shakira, really? she’s nobody compared with christina! like lan said, i expected celine dion, beyonce, a true diva, not just a singer. and tina, the amount of albums sold have nothing to do with the kind of artist.

  11. 11
    original miley Says:

    shakira? are you kidding me? im not a fan of the new xtina, im fan of xtina until back to basics, but, shakira, really? she’s nobody compared with christina! like lan said, i expected celine dion, beyonce, a true diva, not just a singer. and tina, the amount of albums sold have nothing to do with the kind of artist.

  12. 12
    original miley Says:

    sorry for the double comment! in the other hand, i or any other person in barcelona are going to miss shakira! hope she’ll forget pique for an american! too bad she made him a kid!

  13. 13
    Capri2011 Says:

    I’ve never watched the voice but I definitely will be tuning into this upcoming season to see Usher and Shakira. Someone mentioned they thought Usher was to big of a celeb for the show. He is a really hot commodity right now, he can write his own ticket at this point. Not to mention he has gotten primary custody of his two boys, so he needs to have a more stable gig at this point so that he can provide a steadier environment for them. He’s gotta scale back on the touring but still be able to keep himself in the limelight. It’s good for his recent album sells as well. As for Shakira she is an all around artist, sure she doesn’t have the pipes of Christina, however she is a bit more versatile in terms of her talent she can dance as well as sing and she has worked with a larger rang of artist outside of her own genre. She has merit and she will be a good contribution to the show. A.I. better watch out their line up of new judges just seems to be a cluster f*ck in the making.

  14. 14
    [~Fug Face Man!ston~] Says:

    @Stace: LOL I’m sorry but Christina isn’t “status” or level as Beyonce. Not in this country, any country, or planet. I don’t even know why you would even mention her name. I personally don’t like Christina’s attitude, so Shakira is… ok with me (I guess), for now.

  15. 15
    [~Fug Face Man!ston~] Says:

    @Stace: LOL I’m sorry but Christina isn’t “status” or level as Beyonce. Not in this country, any country, or planet. I don’t even know why you would even mention her name. I personally don’t like Christina’s attitude, so Shakira is… ok with me (I guess), for now.

  16. 16
    Gianfranco Says:

    YESSS SHAKIRA IS BETTER THAN CHRISTINA!!!

  17. 17
    Mrs. Harington Says:

    From Xtina to Shakira… that show is really going to the dogs

  18. 18
    Gianfranco Says:

    Shakira is bettler than Christina! :D

  19. 19
    Juniper Says:

    I enjoy them both, but I’ll miss Xtina and CeeLo, I wish it were all new folks in the spring, if anything, but if they replaced everyone people might start confusing it with alll of those The Voice knockoffs like X-Factor, Duets, The Next.
    I think Usher and Adam won’t get along, they’re both total divas, so, at least the bickering will remain.

  20. 20
    France loves Shakira Says:

    I love Shakira, but she doesn’t have that aggressive personality that people expect from the panel.

    She’s very sweet, humble, and isn’t going to argue with the judges like Xtina does.

  21. 21
    Sheena Says:

    Shakira can’t sing for ****. Lol ***** is wack!!!!!!

  22. 22
    Sheena Says:

    wow

  23. 23
    Sheena Says:

    The show is done!

  24. 24
    Tina Says:

    There’s more to singing than yelling, like Christina does.

  25. 25
    Sonia Says:

    NOOO!, What I love all the 4 judges together, I mean they have amazing chemistry. Last season and this one is the best. I mean they get along so well. They actually bond. why?
    well at least they kept Adam and Blake (Shevine) their bromance is the best
    also. You may hate Christina for her personality, but talent wise she is wayy better than Shakira, have you hear Christina’s voice, her singing live.she is amazing. She will always have that amazing voice
    And yes she gets annoying here and there, but shes not that bad. She is pretty nice to the contestant.

  26. 26
    Sonia Says:

    What?! Noooo, I love all 4 judges together
    they have amazing chemistry, they get along so well
    why?! last season and this one are so good becuz they actually got close :(
    I will miss these two so much
    at least they kept Blake and Adam = Shevine, their bromance is the best

  27. 27
    Gina Says:

    Apparently, this performance did it for the NBC chairman!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j83TOKOfZpw

  28. 28
    fact check..... Says:

    uh am i suppose to understand Shakiras thick accent

  29. 29
    Teri Says:

    @Tina:
    You don’t have you like her personality but professional she is way better. Christina has a stronger voice
    guess which one has more Grammy’s, plus all of Shakria’s awards are in the latin category
    Shakria is a sweetheart tho

  30. 30
    Jane Says:

    @fact check…..:

    There you have it, folks! Racism still exist in 2012!

  31. 31
    Ana Says:

    So I guess we all know which reality we are watching next year. Sorry American Idol, you lost me with your choice of judges this year. Nicki Minaj? seriously? Im loving The XFactor though, looks really good so far.

  32. 32
    Christina looks pregnant Says:

    Shakira will actually be able to fit in the chair comfortably, lol.

  33. 33
    Effy Says:

    Aw, I love Shakira! She seems like a sweetheart.

  34. 34
    diego Says:

    Shakira and Christina are two totally different artist, who have different styles so stop comparing the two! Each judge will bring something different, season 4 hasn’t even started and you guys are already judging! If you don’t like it then don’t watch it! Stop being so rude!

  35. 35
    wYnd Says:

    @Stace: I love them both XTINA and SHAKIRA. And dont you ewww at Shakira, she sold millions of records, more than Xtina I’m sure. Don’t be disrespectful if you don’t know her as an artist enough.

  36. 36
    Ashlee Says:

    Oh Please, American People… Please, Stop Racism! seriously still exist in 2012 :s

    Shakira is good, she can sing, obviously Xtina has the Voice bt please u also support Britney sometimes, and… you know Shakira can do it better than miss spears…!

  37. 37
    Daniella Says:

    Oh! Original Miley Who are you?
    Simon Cowell?
    sorry darlin’ but Shakira can sing and Usher is ok, The Bieber ‘s mentor… however, Better than American Idol so Far! Minaj… :/ wrong choise.

  38. 38
    wYnd Says:

    Some people are just S H I T. You CAN NOT compare 2 different artists unless they both sing the same genre, same song, same outfit and same everything. I hate it when they compare my favorite artists. Go do something else useful beside saying negative stuff man!!!

  39. 39
    Daniella Says:

    @wYnd: I’m agree with you, but i hate when they are sooo Racist :/

  40. 40
    wYnd Says:

    Oh and if you’ll like comparing much, why dont ya’ll compare Cee Lo and Usher too? URGH!!! I will be watching season 4 more than the current one.

  41. 41
    Daniella Says:

    They hate Shakira… Usher is fine cuz is American.
    I don’t know much about Usher, i Like Cee Lo,

    wherever!

    You’re Right :) Stop Comparing, Stop Hating!!

  42. 42
    phil55 Says:

    PFFTTT U HATER!!! SHAKIRA HAS SOLD MORE ALBUMS THAN XTINA , CHRISTINA HAS ONLY RELEASED FLOPS , DONT EVER COMPARE THAT LOOSER TO SHAKIRA , JUST TO LET YOU KNOW 2 THINGS IGNORANT SHAKIRA HAS SOLD OVER 75 MILLION COPIES AND HIPS DONT LIE IS THE BEST SELLING SINGLE OF THE DECADE

  43. 43
    wYnd Says:

    Well, when you have these negative people around, they make you appreciate the positive ones better. And of course we are all happier than them cuz I’m sure they have frowns on their faces each time they make negative comments.

  44. 44
    Warren Says:

    I have nothing bad to say about the others, but I love Shakira!

  45. 45
    Girlfriend please Says:

    NBC is downsizing, if you catch my drift with Cee-Lo and Xtina!

  46. 46
    gmaninhollywood Says:

    Desperate people do desperate things

    http://splicd.com/4or__ia-cz4/536/555

  47. 47
    gmaninhollywood Says:

    American idol, The Voice or XFactor?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1kZW2RLxzo#t=15m49s

  48. 48
    Jess Says:

    As long as Blake and Adam is still on, I don’t really care about the other two. If I get Shevine the rest doesn’t matter.

  49. 49
    Amber Says:

    Shakira should be on the Voice Colombia, not US!!! I just can say when she sings live, I’m afraid she sucks!!! I heard most of Spanish speakers don’t understand her when she sings in Spanish… so, who’s gonna to understand her in English???

  50. 50
    claire Says:

    @Gianfranco: lol no

  51. 51
    phil55 is an idiot Says:

    @phil55: LOSER YOU, STUPID *******… F. YOU.

  52. 52
    Andamentothat Says:

    Love Shakira and love the voice!

  53. 53
    trp Says:

    I find it hilarious to hear comments about Shakira’s lack of talent. Shakira has been around wayyyyy longer than Christina and has an amazing voice. Whenever, Wherever was not her first song people, listen to some of her Spanish music – absolutely amazing!!

  54. 54
    izzie1992 Says:

    @Tina: She has sold more albuns but i dont think she had the same impact in music history, i love both of them, but i believe that christina makes better and more meanfull music. I am going to miss Christina, she has an amazing judge.

  55. 55
    Miguel Says:

    @Capri2011: …Xtina has worked with eveyrone that matters.

  56. 56
    Miguel Says:

    @phil55: Shakira has recorded more albums than xtina… i love shakira but overall xtina its a better artist.

  57. 57
    Miguel Says:

    @trp: i totally agree… her spanish music happens to be amazing..her english albums…not so much.

  58. 58
    infamous Says:

    Since many of you are in incapable of recognizing brilliance and musical perfection, my hope is that Shakira’s season on the voice will help you see otherwise. It will be the first season I will watch straight through Its about time she is brought back mainstream for the rest of the world to appreciate.

  59. 59
    notyourbussines Says:

    @original miley: i cant wait to see shakira, she is one of the best artis in the world…and it doesnt matter what stupid people like original miley and Stace think of her……i know she is gonna be great…..I LOVE YOU SHAKIRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. 60
    Shakira The Queen Says:

    Yeahhh! :D Shakira is much better than Christina. I love shakira she is the best! The Queen Latin Pop! <3

  61. 61
    Mario Says:

    Shakira is worthless, Christina will be greatly missed.

  62. 62
    devi Says:

    @Mario:

    Live Nations says she’s worth 300 million. That’s what they’re paying her anyway. Unlike Xtina – Shakira is an actual musician. She writes, produces, sings, does her own choreography, and plays some of her own instruments. Her first million was made by singing while playing her guitar since her mid teens and is still relevent. Xtina hasn’t been relevent since 2002, nor has she been vocally trained – she’s constantly off pitch and key when she’s not screaming. Volume isn’t a talent – singing is. Shakira’s voice is truly unique and unheard of outside the middle east and she sings in tune. She’s far more experienced to judge talent.

  63. 63
    Angee Says:

    Shakira’s voice is awful. What the F*** are the thinking? With all the great female voices why her? Because she’s pretty?

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