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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.

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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

Apparently, this performance did it for the NBC chairman!

fact check..... @ 09/17/2012 at 9:41 pm

uh am i suppose to understand Shakiras thick accent

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

@fact check…..:

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

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.

Christina looks pregnant @ 09/17/2012 at 9:55 pm

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

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

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!

@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.

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…!

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.

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!!!

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

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.

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


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


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.

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

Girlfriend please @ 09/18/2012 at 12:45 am

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

gmaninhollywood @ 09/18/2012 at 3:10 am

Desperate people do desperate things

gmaninhollywood @ 09/18/2012 at 3:44 am

American idol, The Voice or XFactor?

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.

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???

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