I can’t believe it! Last night at dinner with friends in Little Italy, NY everyone was talking about how much they love all four judges on ‘The Voice’ and why this show so much better than any other reality singing show. Everyone thinks Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Adam Lambert but Christina Aguilera are a winning combination so imagine my dismay when I woke up to find out that there’s going to be a shake up next season.
Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will not be involved in the fourth cycle of “The Voice,” NBC announced today. The two coaches will be replaced by R&B artist Usher and Grammy-winning songstress, Divabetic’s December 2011 Diva Inspiration for our Diabetes Roundtable podcast, Shakira when the show returns for a fourth season in the spring.
Aguilera is taking time off from the talent competition to release a new album and embark on tour, while Green is said to be developing new music and a scripted comedy based on his own life for NBC. Fellow coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will remain with the series through Season 4, although their involvement in future cycles has yet to be announced.
“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,” Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, 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,” said Aguilera. “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. 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.”
Though the show’s decision to air two cycles a year initially seemed excessive, “The Voice” is currently holding its own in the ratings, even beating the much-anticipated return of “The X Factor” with Britney Spears as a coach.
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