Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will return for the fifth series of The Voice USA, it has been confirmed.
The two stars – who gave up their seats on the spinning thrones to Usher and Shakira this year – will reclaim their spots for the next season alongside judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, although Shakira and Usher will swap seats for the sixth series, reported Access Hollywood.
“We locked in a plan several months ago to have the outstanding Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo 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 from NBC Entertainment said in a statement.
“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 the current cycle of judges – Shakira and Usher along with Blake and Adam – for cycle six, which will premiere after the Winter Olympics,” he added.
Executive producer Mark Burnett said he was “thrilled” that the “Voice family” has grown from four coaches to six.
“This show thrives on the ability of our coaches to continue to balance their enormous music careers with working on The Voice to coach some of the best undiscovered talent in America,” he said.
“The coaching panel of Christina, Cee Lo, Adam and Blake was at the heart of this show in its first three seasons and we are so lucky to have found equal success with Shakira and Usher in season four. Our best seasons are ahead of us.”
Carson Daly will continue to host the reality singing competition series.