As with all these reality TV talent shows changes keep the viewers interest and NBC The Voice is set for a big shake-up. NBC The Voice coaches for season 4 are now to include Usher and Shakira and out the doors are Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.
“We are thrilled to welcome Usher and Shakira to ‘The Voice,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “The addition of these popular iconic artists continues the tradition established by Christina, Cee Lo, Adam and Blake.”
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton stay on as coaches.
It was reported that Christina will be focusing on promoting her new album “Lotus”, and Cee Lo is working on new music and a scripted comedy series with NBC.
But both coaches are expected back for season 5. So I guess it is a genuine break to focus on other commitments.
Aguilera said “Being a coach on ‘The Voice’ is a wonderful experience and the relationship amongst us all is like an extended family. 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.
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.”
So it is nice to see that Aguilera is doing what appears right for herself and her fans. She still practices her singing and breathing exercises daily and is going to make the most of it.
Cee Lo said “First …thank you NBC for supporting my decision to take this season four hiatus! It says that I’m seen and respected as a complete artist and not just a cast member. 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,” he noted. “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. NBC is home and as far as Usher and Shakira are concerned – ‘mi casa su casa’.”
It will be interesting to see Usher and Shakira in action as coaches. A change is always entertaining, and to have 2 such amazing singers as coaches is a great advantage for the contestants on the show.
So the NBC The Voice coaches for season 4 will be Usher, Shakira, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.