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...
Shakira, Usher, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton
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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
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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."
Usher, Blake Shelton
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.
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Thanks to his glittery outfits, crazy wigs and hilarious pet sidekicks, CeeLo Green has one of the most distinct personalities in the entertainment industry. Which is why it's not too surprising that the "Forget You" singer and Voice coach is starring in his own reality show.
"I have truly made a success out of being myself," Green told reporters at at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Friday. "So it's very easy for me to be honest. It takes a lot for me to lie."
CeeLo Green's The Good Life, premiering this summer on TBS, follows Green and three of his best childhood friends — Big Gipp, T-Mo and Khujo — as they prepare to release their...
Her blind audition on The Voice got all four judges to press their buttons. She had not one, but two performances from the show reach the No. 1 spot on the iTunes singles chart during the season. But Season 5 winner Tessanne Chin says she still didn't see her victory coming.
"At the end of it, I was just like, 'Let it be.' We've all done all that we can," Chin told TVGuide.com after Tuesday's results show. "As you can tell, I was very, very shocked."
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The 28-year-old Jamaican native was named the victor of Season 5 thanks in small part to her emotional, and subsequently memorable, renditions of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "I Have Nothing." "She consistently brought it performance after performance and she emotionally connected with America," executive producer Mark Burnett said. "I think she's really connected her heart with the viewers. The Voice is a very uplifting show and I think she's a very uplifting person."
The Voice will crown its Season 5 winner on Tuesday evening, but the hit singing competition is already looking ahead to next season.
Season 6 of the series, featuring the return of judges Usher and Shakira, will kick off with a...
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Pharrell Williams and his wife, model Helen Lasichanh, held a star-studded bash to celebrate their wedding over the weekend that included performances by Usher and Busta Rhymes, Us Weekly reports.
Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera
"Reunited and it feels so good." That's how NBC has been touting the return of original Voice coaches Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, who reclaim their red chairs this fall after stepping down for Season 4. But after their replacements Usher and Shakira received such warm receptions from...