Usher and Shakira to join The Voice US

Tuesday September 18, 2012

Global superstars Usher and Shakira are to join the judging panel for the US version of singing talent show The Voice.

The singers will replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, whilst Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will remain as judges.

Christina has decided to bow out due to promotional commitments for her new album, whereas Cee Lo will be developing music for a sitcom based on his life on American channel NBC.

However, both singers would love to return to The Voice in the future.

Christina said: "As I have expressed since day one of the show ... I am a singer and performer first and I am so excited to get back to that love."

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