Shakira and Usher will be stepping in as coaches on season 4 of ‘The Voice’ and Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will be stepping down.
Don’t worry though; there are no hard feelings as a result of the coach swap. Both Aguilera and Green expressed an interest in returning to the show as coaches in the future.
‘Voice’ executive producer Mark Burnett shared the sentiment that Aguilera and Green’s time away from the show is not permanent.
“Having award-winning artists as coaches means they need to be able to tour,” Burnett said. “Whether in the red chair or on tour, our coaches have their chairs for life.”
Aguilera will be using her hiatus to tour in support of her upcoming album, ‘Lotus.’ The lead single from the album, ‘Your Body,’ debuted at no. 33 on the Billboard Charts last week.
Cee Lo will also stay busy during his time away from ‘The Voice.’ The singer will be working on new music and developing a scripted comedy for NBC based on his life.
Coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will remain on the show through season 4. Both Aguilera and Green are expected to come back after the hiatus.
“I will return for season five and will be watching season four,” said Green.
Watch the coaches talk about their experience on the show below: