BOOOO! Despite Higher Ratings On “The Voice,” Usher And Shakira Are Out For Next Season And Cee-Lo And Christina Aguilera Are Back In

May 15, 2013  |

Is it just me, or can these reality competition shows not keep a steady set of judges to save their lives?

Despite major success, especially in the ratings, since coming on as new judges for The Voice, both Usher and Shakira say that they will step down from their comfy red spinning chairs due to other commitments. According to Us Weekly, Usher is said to be working on a new movie around the time the new season would be filming, so he had to pass, and as for Shakira, she just gave birth to son Milan four months ago, and would like to take a break so that she could just be home with her new family instead of flying back and forth.

“Shakira wants to take a season off to take care of the baby,” the source explained. “She has an option to come back too. And Usher is doing a movie, so he couldn’t do season 5 if they wanted him to.”

Sources say that there’s a possibility that the two will return to the show in the future, but for now, the always interesting Cee-Lo and divalicious Christina Aguilera will return to their chairs for the fifth season. If you forgot, Aguilera stepped away from the show for this season so that she could concentrate on promoting her album, Lotus (don’t think anyone bought it though…), and Cee-Lo also left to focus on a deal he made to do a residency in Las Vegas for this year, but they were always expected to return. But so soon??? We’ve barely got adjusted to Usher and Shakira, who seem to have really good and genuine chemistry with Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Ah well, it was interesting enough while it lasted, time to get that old thing back.
Did you prefer Usher and Shakira in the spinning red chairs, or the originals, Christina and Cee-Lo?

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  • adrienne michelle

    Keep Shakira and trade Usher with Cee-lo. I miss his crazy outfits and that cockatoo bird he had on his shoulder!!!!

  • Eliza J.

    I like the original bunch but, I think Usher and Shakira are just better at the whole coaching thing. It seems more about their artists and less about themselves. It was also refreshing not to have to see Christina’s boobs on display every week!

  • Candacey Doris

    I love watching Shakira and Usher. I hardly ever watch but that’s still up from when Christina and Cee Lo were on. Not that Cee Lo and Christina are bad they just weren’t as interesting to me.

  • Alecia Murphy

    I’m sorry but I was feeling Usher and Shakira. They made it less about their diva tendencies and more about the artists. For me I stopped watching after Season 2 because of Christina and Cee-Lo. Too much extra. Christina gave good commentary but sometimes was too bitter about the contestants when she seemed to beef more with the coach. And Cee-Lo was determined to hit on any woman willing to listen. Not to mention neither of them has won a season. Cee-Lo’s team has too many eccentric acts and Christina essentially kept picking variations of her own voice.
    If I were American Idol I’d be placing a call to Usher and Shakira’s management to see if they can work around their schedules.