Gwen Stefani, Usher + Cee Lo Headed Back to ‘The Voice’
PEOPLE reports that the three stars won't be resuming their previous roles in the red chairs, but the trio will serve as advisers to the contestants. They'll be working with the current coaches Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams.
Cee Lo was one of the original judges, appearing in the first three seasons and later the fifth season. In February 2014 he announced he wasn't returning to The Voice, telling Ellen DeGeneres, "I just don’t want to wear out my welcome there, you know what I’m saying? I have so many other things that I want to do. I haven’t released an album in four years. I’m almost done with my album ... I have a television show development deal with them and hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year. But yeah, I’m going to miss The Voice too.”
Gwen Stefani, who served as a judge for Season 7, tweeted her excitement over returning, writing, "So excited! Back on #TheVoice next week to work with @Pharrell's & @Xtina’s teams! Can’t wait 2 C everyone! <3 my #VoiceFamily."
Usher, who was a judge on Seasons 5 and 6, will also be returning to the show. Noticeably absent is Shakira, who we would love to see lending her talents to the contestants again.
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