May 18, 2013 02:39:45 GMT
Xtina and Cee-Lo will rejoin Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as the coaches on the NBC singing competition's next installment.
It's official; Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green are back to "The Voice" in the fall. The R&B diva and the soul singer will reclaim their coaching gigs, rejoining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton who are also confirmed to return for the fifth edition of the singing competition show.
"We locked in a plan several months ago to have the outstanding Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green rejoin Blake and Adam for cycle 5, and we're pleased to announce that the original four coaches are going to be back together in the fall," says Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late Night Programming. "They're the reason this show was launched so strong for the first three cycles and we owe them a debt of gratitude."
Telegdy also confirms the line-up for the next spring cycle, stating, "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 6, which will premiere after the Winter Olympics."
"I am so thrilled that our Voice family has grown from four coaches to six," the show's executive producer Mark Burnett also says. "The coaching panel of Christina, CeeLo, 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 4. Our best seasons are ahead of us."
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt adds in a statement, "We're very fortunate to have these six incredible artists to weave in and out of the show as their performing and recording schedules permit. The show has taken off largely due to the rapport and commitment of these great coaches, in addition to the expert hosting of Carson Daly."
Shakira previously confirmed that she would take a time off from the show next season to "dedicate some time to [her baby] and also to my new album that I'm working on." Usher will also be focusing on his other projects, including his eighth studio album and filming "Hands of Stone" which also stars Robert De Niro.