“The Voice” coaches to replace outgoing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green have been announced. NBC announced Tuesday that Usher and Shakira are on board for season 4 while Christina and Cee Lo take a “hiatus.”
In the Today Clicker on September 18, the news broke that the two judges/coaches have been replaced by a pair of iconic superstars in their own rights.
Mark Burnett, the show’s executive producer, said this in a statement about “The Voice” coaches Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green’s exit after season 3
“‘The Voice’ has always been known for pairing incredible up-and-coming talent with superstar coaches who are top-level current artists. 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.”
Usher and Shakira, arguably, are ideal replacements for Aguilera and Green. Both have a string of number-one hits and high record-sales. It’s not like NBC hired two “Where Are They Now” has-beens. Heck, Justin Bieber can thank Usher for launching his career.
Aguilera said this in a statement:
“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.”
Meanwhile, Cee Lo Green said his niceties.
“Thank you, NBC, for supporting my decision to take this season four hiatus! I will return for season five and will be watching season four,” he said about existing “The Voice” at the end of season 3.
The two new “Voice” coaches will have some big shoes to fill (no pun intended Cee Lo and Christina).
Ironically, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green are two coaches on “The Voice” who have not won a season.
It’s not known if NBC took this into account and the two celebrities are merely given a “time-out,” the equivalent of a last and final if they don’t produce the results needed to keep their jobs. It’s pure speculation, but it’s been mentioned in the past by tabloids and on social media outlets.
Are “The Voice” coaches, Usher and Shakira, good picks for season 4 to replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green?
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