Usher and Shakira 2 of The Voice As Judges

(CelebNMusic247) Usher and Shakira 2 of The Voice As Judges:

The Voice is getting a shake up as Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera will not be on The Voice this spring.

Instead,  Usher and Shakira will be taking their places as the new additions to NBC’s hit singing competition show. NBC and producers have develop an ongoing plan to add and remove talent for The Voice so the show can stay fresh and can be mixed and matched as needed.

Given the judges’ level of success and tour schedules, it’s difficult to have any of them appear on the show all season now that NBC has decided to run the series in the fall and spring.

Executive producer Mark Burnett explains:

“Having award-winning artists as coaches means they need to be able to tour.”

“Whether in the red chair or on tour, our coaches have their chairs for life. 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. Meanwhile, we’re incredibly excited to have singular artists like Usher and Shakira joining the fold.”

Aguilera is releasing a new album and going on tour. CeeLo is developing new music plus working on a scripted comedy series for NBC based on his life. However, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine will continue on The Voice this spring along with Usher and Shakira.

No worries, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera fans, because they will return in the fall of 2013. Does this mean the fall and spring seasons will be different? Time will tell, but it’s looking like a yes at this point.

Green said:

“I’m highly enthusiastic about focusing my undivided attention on my additional endeavors and interests like my upcoming solo album, new Goodie Mob album, Las Vegas residency Loberace, new memoir, and new NBC comedy. It’s great to also give a host of other talent the chance to experience what a joy it is to be part of what is truly the best show of them all, The Voice! I will return for season five and will be watching season four.”

Aguilera said:

“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 four off, allowing me to support my music that my fans have been waiting for — with the release of my new album Lotus on November 13. 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.”

As for singing competition show, The Voice is the front-runner, beating out  the Britney-fueled second season premiere of Fox’s The X Factor.

While, American Idol is prepping to begin their new season.

Earlier today, it was rumored that Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have already begun feuding.

Apparently tempers raised when Mariah voiced her opinion during Minaj’s judging. It didn’t set right with Nicki and of course she and Mariah had some words.

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