On Friday (May 17), NBC confirmed that this fall’s Season 5 will see the return of original coaches Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, joining mainstays Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Season 6, which will bow in the spring, will find Levine and Shelton joined once again by Shakira and Usher.
Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment made the announcement. “We locked in a plan several months ago to have the outstanding Christina Aguilera and CeeLo 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,” he says. “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 6, which will premiere after the Winter Olympics.”
Executive producer Mark Burnett added: “I am so thrilled that our ‘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. 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 four. Our best seasons are ahead of us.”
Are you looking forward to Aguilera and Green’s return this fall, “Voice” fans?