Usher has signed on as a celebrity coach for The Voice during the Spring 2013 season. He will be joined by singer Shakira. The two will fill in for Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green who are taking the cycle off to fulfill other obligations.
“We are thrilled to welcome Usher and Shakira to ‘The Voice.’ The addition of these popular iconic artists continues the tradition established by Christina, CeeLo, Adam and Blake,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “Doing two back-to-back cycles of this show requires a tremendous amount of time, and we are happy to accommodate the commitments made by Christina and CeeLo. The participants on our show benefit from our coaches’ expertise and their continued success in the music business allows for significant new contributions to the contestants when they return.”