This just in, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera will be sitting out in the next season of The Voice and Usher and Shakira will be replacing them for the fourth season as announced by NBC! Blake Shelton and Adam Levine will stay on through the fourth season.
This is what NBC announced:
“We are thrilled to welcome Usher and Shakira to ‘The Voice,’ ” Robert Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in statement. “The addition of these popular iconic artists continues the tradition established by Christina, Cee Lo, Adam and Blake. 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 main reason for Aguilera’s leave is that she will be going on tour to promote and support her new album “Lotus”. While Green, on the other hand, will be taking time off to work on new music and a scripted comedy about his life.
“ ‘The Voice’ has always been known for pairing incredible up-and-coming talent with superstar coaches who are top-level current artists,” executive producer Mark Burnett added. “Having award-winning artists as coaches means they need to be able to tour. … This is exactly why, after three seasons, we needed to allow them to rotate out so they can get on the road amongst their fans.”
Both Aguilera and Green have promised to return to the show after next season.