|R&B artist Usher (left), Spanish-English vocalist Shakira (right).|
Usher & Shakira Join Adam and Blake Shelton Next Year on NBC's The Voice
R&B singer Usher and pop singer Shakira will fill in for Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera during the spring cycle of NBC’s singing competition series “The Voice,” NBC says.
The two stars will join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for Season 4, as its celebrity judges cope with the round-the-calender cycle while trying to sustain their own careers.
NBC, which is struggling to regain primetime ratings traction, has run “The Voice” year-round — first in the summer of 2011, then in the spring of 2012, and now this fall, where it opened last week with an average of 12.3 million viewers, beating Fox’s returning “X Factor.”
Meanwhile, catch the all new third season of The Voice every Monday & Tuesday night at 8/7pm CT only on NBC!