Shakira and Usher reclaim their big red chairs on Monday's Season 6 premiere of The Voice (8/7c, NBC), and it seems absence really does make the heart grow fonder — or at least hungrier.
Both coaches return from their season-long break ready to win and willing to do whatever it takes to do so. After making their debuts last spring in Season 4, Usher and Shakira seem poised to officially come out of the shadows of the original judges they replaced, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green. How will they do it? And what else can fans expect from Season 6? Read on for five teases about The Voice's highly anticipated return...
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In the sneak peek below from the upcoming season, the foursome do a switcheroo, as Blake Shelton performs a Shakira song and vice versa, while Usher belts out a Maroon 5 favorite before Adam Levine jumps into an Usher ditty. By the end of the set, the four are jamming out together.
Those outfits! Those wigs! Those ... pets?! There are plenty of reasons why CeeLo Green (and Purrfect the cat, and Lady the bird) are irreplaceable on The Voice. But, like it or not, NBC will soon have to start searching for the next music superstar to fill Green's big red chair this coming fall on the heels of his exit from the highly rated singing competition.
CeeLo Green not returning to The Voice
So who should fill the "Forget You" singer's bedazzled, one-of-a-kind shoes? We round out six great candidates...
CeeLo Green has turned his chair for the last time: The Voice coach won't be returning to the hit series, he announced on Wednesday's episode of Ellen.
"I'm going to continue my relationship with NBC. I have a television show development deal with them as well and hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year," the singer toldEllen DeGeneres. "But yeah, I'm going to miss The Voice, too. I'm not coming back, guys."
They may call him "Break It Down Blake" back in Oklahoma, but on the set of The Voice, Usher has much harsher words for Blake Shelton's dancing skills.
"I don't think that...