May 18, 2013


It's Official! Everybody's Coming Back to 'The Voice'

Jon Kopaloff
Jon Kopaloff

Are you team CeeLo and XTina or team Usher and Shakira? Whether you liked The Voice old school or thought the new lineup was a breath of fresh air, we've got some good news for you: They are ALL coming back!

According to the Hollywood Reporter, this fall for season 5, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green will be taking those big red chairs back – thank you very much! But millions of viewers have grown quite fond of the current lineup and NBC is aiming to please everyone.

Thus, Shakira and Usher will jump in (relay style) and grab the baton from their predecessors again for season six. Season six is slated for a midseason launch following the 2014 Winter Olympics coverage.

If this all sounds too confusing, don't fret, there will still be some stability in your life: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Carson Daily aren't going anywhere.

"We locked in a plan several months ago to have the outstanding Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green rejoin Blake and Adam for cycle five, and we're pleased to announce that the original four coaches are going to be back together in the fall," Paul Telegdy, the president of alternative and late night programming at NBC, said.

"They're the reason this show was launched so strong for the first three cycles, and we owe them a debt of gratitude. And after careful consideration of everyone's schedules for next spring, we are excited to be returning to the current cycle of judges -- Shakira and Usher along with Blake and Adam -- for cycle six, which will premiere after the Winter Olympics."

This is coming just days after Carson Daily announced Aguilera's return and Shakira told US Weekly:

"I'm not going to be able to do next season because I have to get back to my motherhood. And also get back to the recording studio to finish the album I started working on before I had to deliver a baby and before I took this gig...

"But you never know, I might come back!"


Check out our Fuse exclusive of Christina explaining her 2012 departure from The Voice below: