‘The Voice’: Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green Return for Fall

Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green Return to

Usher and Shakira will coach again during the show's midseason run

NBC is bringing back its original coach lineup for “The Voice” this fall, as Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton once again in the spinning chairs.

Usher and Shakira aren’t departing the show, however — the pair will return to coach “Voice’s” midseason cycle next year, the Peacock confirmed.

“We locked in a plan several months ago to have the outstanding Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green rejoin Blake and Adam for cycle 5, and we’re pleased to announce that the original four coaches are going to be back together in the fall,” said NBC’s alternative head, Paul Telegdy. “…And after careful consideration of everyone’s schedules for next spring, we are excited to be returning the current cycle of judges — Shakira and Usher along with Blake and Adam — for cycle 6, which will premiere after the Winter Olympics.”

Exec producer Mark Burnett added: “I am so thrilled that our ‘Voice’ family has grown from four coaches to six. This show thrives on the ability of our coaches to continue to balance their enormous music careers with working on ‘The Voice’ to coach some of the best undiscovered talent in America.”

The smooth coach transition contrasts sharply against the recent judge debacle on Fox’s “American Idol,” which has seen a steady rotation of celeb faces at the judging table for the last several seasons. Rumors surfaced recently that producers of the singing competish show wanted to oust Mariah Carey and sub in the more popular Jennifer Lopez. What’s more, Randy Jackson, the final original “Idol” judge, announced he is departing the series.

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  1. SJ says:

    Oh please do not bring back Cee Lo and Christina. They are very talented artists but Usher and Shakira are SOOOO MUCH BETTER! They really care about their artists and their coaching is 100X better. Plus they are hilarious with Blake and Adam.

  2. Bettie G says:

    Why are you going to mess up a good thing? This has been the best Voice. The interaction between the 4 coaches now is wonderful. They are funny and no one gets mad about something that is said in jest. Why do you think the ratings are up? And they beat out DWS.

  3. KSS says:

    NOOOOO!!!! Usher! Shakira! Don’t go! This is the worst decision ever. The show has the most perfect atmosphere. I’ll forgo Shakira but Usher?! NO.

  4. Monique smith says:

    Please do not bring Christina or Ceelo back!!!!!!! They really SUCK. I love love Usher and Shakira. Shakira is so funny and nice. Usher is just the coolest. I will probably not be a faithful watcher if you bring them back!!!! I also love Blake and Adam.

  5. DenEv says:

    Please, speak for yourself!!! Me personally I am thrilled with the news – I would love to see Christina and Cee Lo back! Can’t wait!!!

  6. JayJayT says:

    DO NOT bring back Christina or Ceelo. This year was the best year with Usher & Shakira. They care and they compliment Adam & Blake. We will not watch if you do.

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