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NBC CONFIRMS Shakira And Usher Will Replace Christina And Cee Lo Next Season On The Voice!

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It's official!

After reports circulated yesterday that both Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera would be leaving The Voice after this season wraps, and would be replaced by Usher and Shakira, NBC has officially confirmed the casting news to be true!

However, don't get stressed! It's just a break from the back-to-back production schedule so the pair can work on other projects!

And we don't blame them!

Xtina has her Lotus to promote, and Cee Lo is working on another TV show!

NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt says in a statement:

"We are thrilled to welcome Usher and Shakira to The Voice. 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."

While Christina furthers:

"By pursuing my first passion of music during the break, I am also able to come back and offer even more to my team on The Voice in the future."

And Cee Lo agrees:

"I will return for season five and will be watching season four."

All right! This is actually a pretty genius move on production's part!

Given the increasing star power of judges on competitions like this and the intense and time-consuming production schedule, it makes perfect sense to have a rotating panel ready to go when situations like this arise!

Not to mention that it would probably make musicians who wouldn't necessarily want to commit to long-term contracts more prone to sign on!

In fact, we wouldn't be too surprised if American Idol and X Factor followed suit with this module!

Either way, we can't WAIT to see how Shakira and Usher do in these roles!

We hope they're ready! They have some big shoes to fill!

What do U think?? Are U excited for The Voice casting shake-up??

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8 comments to “NBC CONFIRMS Shakira And Usher Will Replace Christina And Cee Lo Next Season On The Voice!”

  1. 1

    Shaki baby I'll watch every episode! Mrrrrrrrr

  2. RAYMONDJ says – reply to this


    the ratings will go right straight down to nothing… bad move.

  3. 3

    I love Shakira. I love Christina too, but I can't think of a better replacement than Shakira.

  4. 4

    I won't even look at season four, and forget you voice if Cee Lo does not return in season 5.

  5. Whoa says – reply to this


    It's Adam and Blake's humor that make the show. Usher LOL, I think not.
    I have no idea about Shakira. It just may be shark jumping time.

  6. Luna says – reply to this


    Hmm…I love the panel of judges as it is!!! I understand if they have other stuff to take care of but I really hope they come back…changing judges won't be the same!!!
    The 4 judges make such great chemistry and connection that makes this show fun to watch. Shakira is dull, booooring…think she might mess up this show! I don'w know about Usher, all I know is that he's not even close to be as funny as Cee Lo Green!!!!!!!

  7. MB says – reply to this


    Shakira looks great these days. I like her hair better this way. Killer pair of of…. feet on that woman…

  8. Pablo says – reply to this


    Confirmed by her… Shakira is pregnant!!!!