U.S. Tv bosses have confirmed reports Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will be returning to their spinning chairs for the fifth season of hit talent show The Voice.
Green announced he’d be juggling an ongoing residency in Las Vegas with his return last month (Apr13), while sidekick Aguilera, who joined the Forget You singer in sitting out of the current fourth season of the show, has been rumoured to be coming back for weeks.
And now Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC, has confirmed the news, stating, “We locked in a plan several months ago to have the outstanding Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green rejoin Blake (Shelton) and Adam (Levine)… and we’re pleased to announce that the original four coaches are going to be back together in the fall.
“They’re the reason this show was launched so strong for the first three cycles and we owe them a debt of gratitude.”
Telegdy has also confirmed that Shakira and Usher, who replaced Aguilera and Green this season, will be back next year (14).
He adds, “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.”
Shakira announced she’d be stepping down from the show earlier this week (beg13May13) to spend more time with her family and record a new solo album.
When superstars come together on a collaboration, the results can be electrifying. The 2013 Billboard Music Awards promise to be a highly-charged night, with confirmation that some of the biggest names in music will team-up to perform their biggest hits on the night.
The confirmed lineup of solo performances and collaborations:
Christina Aguilera, Pitbull, special guest, “Feel This Moment”
David Guetta, Ne-Yo & Akon, “Play Hard”
Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull, “Live It Up”
Will.I.Am & Justin Bieber, “That Power”
Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne, “High School”
Justin Bieber, “Take You”
Chris Brown, “Fine China”
Selena Gomez, “Come And Get It”
Icona Pop, “I Love It”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars, “Treasure”
Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go Round”
The Band Perry, “Better Dig Two”
Prince (To be revealed)
Ed Sheeran, “Lego House”
Taylor Swift, “22″
The Las Vegas show will air on ABC at 8 ET, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “30 Rock” alum Tracy Morgan will host, with Don Mischer producing.
After last night’s show of ‘The Voice’ Shakira was interviewed and talked about leaving ‘The Voice’ and about Christina Aguilera returning on ‘The Voice’ next season.