Changes coming for 'The Voice' judges?
May 14th, 2013
01:11 PM ET

Changes coming for 'The Voice' judges?

Fans of  "The Voice" might want to enjoy judge Shakira while they can.

According to, sources are saying the Latina singer will be vacating her chair for the return of original judge, Christina Aguilera.

Aguilera and fellow judge Cee-Lo Green were absent this season to focus on their music, making the way for new mom Shakira and singer Usher to join Blake Shelton and Adam Levine for season 4 in the judging chairs.

The ushering in of the new judges brought solid ratings to the NBC hit show, unlike it's competitors, "American Idol," and "The X Factor" that have struggled more to retain its audiences with new faces.

The Wrap quotes a source as saying Green is also close to sealing a deal to return for Season 5. What say you? Are you Team Usher/Shakira or Team Christina/Cee-Lo?

Filed under: Christina Aguilera • Music • television • The Voice

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  1. brodysmom

    Curious to see what NBC has to say about Cee Lo and his actions on stage this past weekend. He is banned from our city and many me included say they will not watch next season if he returns.

    June 10, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Martin

    Best set of judges of any show. Don't let SHakira leave the show.

    June 10, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. EKGal

    Team Shakira and Team Usher – both brought style and gads more input than the two who bowed out this season!
    Liked it so much more!!!

    May 30, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. m

    that boy he looks like best song..keep fun yet innocent-he's too young for yea...

    May 27, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • This comment refers too someone personally i was talking too on the blog.

      see what i gotta get out there....

      May 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Route111

    Christina is a true success story hands down...

    May 16, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sp011

    They should keep Usher – much beter than CeeLo. Shakira or Christina – I think Christina is better singer but far as the show is concened Shakira is way more fun to watch and more "real". So Usher and Shakira all he way!!

    May 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • jayjayt


      May 19, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • i heard the season was rough i have too keep watching


      May 19, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Bean

      We have never watched The Voice because of CeeLo and Christina. We did this year, however, with Shakira and Usher and loved it. They both have class and compliment Adam and Blake. If CeeLo and Christina come back next year, we will not be joining the show.

      June 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. SKY


    May 16, 2013 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. M.A.P.

    It looks like a serial killer has cut her face off and put it on someone who has a bigger head. Wierd. Maybe that's not really Christine, she's dead and this fat chick got her face implanted.

    May 16, 2013 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. i say sweep them all out of here...

    its best too start over...


    May 15, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. KM

    YES to Cee-Lo, NO to Aguilera because Shakira is awesome <3

    May 15, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ewwwwww

    to much botox

    May 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. yes


    May 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Deanna

    Can't stand Christina Aguilera and not impressed with Cee-lo! Love Shakira and Usher and the chemistry between all the judges is great. I think The Voice would be making a mistake by bringing back the other two! Team Shakira/Usher for sure:) Love 'em!

    May 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Err....

    She has a great voice...however she is a bit too judgemental...

    May 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. rt

    I never watched before because i cannot stand Christina and CeeLoo. I've loved this season i think the chemistry between Shakira, Usher, Adam and Blake is great. I will not watch next season if Christina and CeeLoo come back.

    May 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      You are joking,really you are replacing Shakira and Usher with Christina and Ce Lo-yuck!!!! Many of us will not be watching next year too bad bet your ratings go down down!! Enjoyed this year thought the four were fantastic.

      May 15, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  16. JENI


    May 15, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Opin

      I love Christina as a singer (great voice) but not as a judge.....welcome back Ceelo....Don't like Usher as a judge

      May 15, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Gross

      Christina has great knockers, too.

      ( o )( o )

      May 15, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      You seem to have an infantile obsession with breasts there, Mr. Gross. Just as your cohorts are obsessed with poop. Do you all attend the same junior high? Shouldn't you be in shop class right now. I'll bet you weren't breastfed as a child, correct? LOL

      May 15, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diva M In Charge

      men enjoy a big bust...they like too eat them and rub their face in them...

      May 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gross

      Yeah, you don't know what you're missing, Pliny. B( o )( o )Bs are fun to grope, fondle, tweak, lick, suckle, caress and motorboat (*BRBRBRBRBRBRBRBRBRBRBRBRBRBR...).

      May 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • A Big BUST

      you can slide your d_ck between a large bust also....just sayin...


      May 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Except if your Pliny


      May 15, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  17. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    They should make me a judge so I can pelt every contestant with my butt dumplings.

    May 15, 2013 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Pliny


      One trick poster.

      May 15, 2013 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      I agree with PLiny on this one – get some new jokes – turds are so diverse and can be used in many more ways then 'pelting' a 'butt dumpling'.

      May 16, 2013 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |

    The show is better without snobby Christina and disgusting ceelo

    May 14, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barbara

      I agree Usher and Shakira are GRE--AAAT ! The Chemistry between all of them really makes the show work!

      May 14, 2013 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Once a week is still good...don't listen too those wrenches.

    talk too me much easier and you'll get the straight answer....

    May 14, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  20. HEY 53 GOO GOO TO YOU TOO...


    May 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Mar and Maf....Grazie...No Po Po


    May 14, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  22. We will be friends and no 16 year old wrenches will stop it


    May 14, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |

    worst singer going she has no talent

    May 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Sorry boo .. had too do it...she's very mean


    May 14, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  25. See you tomorrow T for business as usual.

    and too m fellow actresses ..... thanks you-

    May 14, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |


    May 14, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  27. itscrap

    Need to leave alone. Do not want aguilara back and her boobs. I hated looking at her because that is all she shows. I love love love sharika and usher. Do NOT let her leave for the bimbo.

    May 14, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  28. iqmystery

    too much botox

    May 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Hi

    bringing the tv box in tomorrow...thanks

    May 14, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Chris

    I also have enjoyed this season of the Voice. I don't think they should change a thing. Shakira and Usher are so much fun.
    the way they get along with Adam and Blake is much better than Xtina and Cleo. PLEASE DON'T BRING THE OLD JUDGES BACK!

    May 14, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • xpassages

      I agree they are really good together as judges... They really show compassion for the singers and respect towards each other. But there is no suprise that NBC will mess it up and force feed us what they want us to see instead of giving us what we want to see. If they do bring back the other 2 judges from last season ...... I will not be watching the Voice next season...

      May 15, 2013 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  31. Jean

    I have watched this show much more consistently this year with Usher and Shakira and have enjoyed it much more. Probably won't watch if they change back. However, I do not like Blake Shelton. He appears to be a loud-mouthed, attention seeking redneck...just my opinion.

    May 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Lisa James

    Usher needs to stay!! He does a great job. Shakira can stay or go. I don't think christina is much better

    May 14, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  33. derp

    Someone should pop Christina like a zit.

    May 14, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Pliny

    People - ENOUGH with the BORING banter about all of this - IT'S JUST A STUPID TV SHOW!

    Who cares who the judges are or aren't. Quit with the "ooh, they've got better chemistry than them" crap. What are you all, 14?

    I would rather read endless streams of triumph's "poop jokes" than another missive about whether or not Christina Aquilera is returning to The Voice.


    May 14, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      ENOUGH WITH YOUR COMPLAINING! Go away and read another blog if you can't take it. YOu are just annoying me now. I'm going to reply to every one of your comments with poo remarks.

      May 15, 2013 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Gross

      Direct quote from Pliny, above: "...endless streams of triumph's poop..."


      May 15, 2013 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  35. gina

    The worst mistake "THE VOICE" can do it bring Christina back. She might be returning but I will not and this is one of my favorite shows this year. Shakira is sooo much better.

    May 14, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Jones

    Usher and Shakira are MUCH better additions to the show. I stopped watching it after the first seasons because of them. Usher and Shakira have much better chemistry with the other judges. I will stop watching the show if they bring Christina and Ceelo back.

    May 14, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  37. johnson

    If she comes back I leave-cannot stand her-go away--far away. eat some more bon bons

    May 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Sokman

    What kind of name is pliny? It sounds like what you would call someone sharting on a guitar or something. Excuse me please, I just had a pliny & need to go wipe my shiz

    May 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      How very BORING of you, Soks. Can't say that I expected anything more from you, exactly.


      May 14, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Capt. Quint

      Pliny is what we call the muck left at the bottom of the chum barrel when we're out shark fishing. It smells quite gnarly.

      May 14, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Kim

    I was never really interested in watching the voice with Christina and Cee Loo, but I have been watching with Usher and Shakira and I love it, love it...much better than Idol.
    If Usher and Shakira won't be returning, neither will I. I love them as coaches.

    May 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Sokman

    Shalira is an amazing woman. Christina, eh. The others are guys so really dont care. Blake zshelton has made a career out of looking like Dale Earnhardt Jr, or is it the other way around?

    May 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  41. once a week is long as abc shuts up


    May 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Catherine

    Well, it was fun this season but unfortunately I will not be watching with the return of " Aguilera"

    May 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary Mesick

      I think this year has been the best so far. These judges blend well w/o big egos. I probably won't be watching next yr if Shakira and Usher leave. Christina and Ce Lo chose to leave the show so why should others get booted because they now want to come back.

      May 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      I won't be watching either..i should have gotton paid for this part time job...

      May 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Give up Shell its been over for months now...

    i think i'm going too win this job–

    May 14, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Another job in the bag

    sorry i mean't inside and outside machines.

    May 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  45. all my comments from ip controlled machines have all been printed for 1 year now..


    May 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  46. 50

    Poor Christina she never shuts up...

    May 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Pliny

    You're all a bunch of boring trolls. Who cares if one of you has a friend at CNN? What's that supposed to mean, exactly? Bunch of morons.

    May 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jaymo

      We are trolls? You're the idiot that thinks this is so stupid, yet you keep commenting on here. Get a life!

      May 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      Wow. That was an insightful remark. NOT!

      It was BORING!

      May 14, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • bubba

      His momma dropped him on his head when he was little. Been an angry little ba$tard ever since.

      May 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Pliny, YOU ARE THE TROLL! A troll is somkeone who only posts negative comments designed to offend – THAT IS YOU IS A BUTTSHELL. You have no friends in real life so you come on here and, suprise suprise, no one likes you here either. You are a turd that just won't flush.

      May 15, 2013 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  48. Christina's face looks a little warped.


    May 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      It looks like a serial killer has cut her face off and put it on someone who has a bigger head. Wierd. Maybe that's not really Christine, she's dead and this fat chick got her face implanted.

      May 15, 2013 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  49. has a contact at cnn refer too blog in august or sept. thanks


    May 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  50. 4 hacking hoe's

    nuff said thanks

    May 14, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  51. No dear 30 trick pony

    she has a friend at cnn drapes...

    May 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |


    May 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  53. rigged or no thanks.


    May 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Pliny

    Anyone who watches this show and voices their opinion about it is a complete idiot. Stupid TV for the even stupider masses. Sheep! LOL!

    May 14, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your screwed up Pliny--stop the attention its all over with


      May 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      Shut up, troll. You're probably one of those low brow minorities, aren't you? A mud person?

      May 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  55. 2 yrs looks rigged for attention? 123 is rigged the real stuff thanks


    May 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Stacey

    Are you serious? There are reasons ratings are up this year: Shakira and Usher. Usher is an incredible coach. Shakira is a great role model. It's so nice to see a star without her boobs being flaunted and gobs of makeup. I loved Adam and Blake in the past and this season has been the best. The balance between the judges and their coaching techniques and styles has been refreshing. This isn't about them and their egos, it's about finding someone new. The current four-some have found a magical balance. Why fix what ain't broke?

    May 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Lucy Ricardo has been dead for 20 years...


    May 14, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  58. LucyRicardo

    Definitely Christina and Cee Lo. Shakira and Usher are blah next to them.

    May 14, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Here is Margaret


    May 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  60. fab 4

    hi! haaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaa

    May 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Here!

    I have never (nor will ever) watched this show, so I can't say which team of judges were better, but as an outsider, and unlike AI, I don't recall the name of any previous winner, or even contestant from this show. I guess you need more than just The Voice to make it.

    May 14, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  62. You will no longer watch anything but there u are...


    May 14, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Lydia

    Shakira & Usher are much better judges and seem to be a better fit with Adam & Blake. Xtina comes off as very aloof and phony. Ce-Lo with his goofy outfits and eyewear seems like a clown rather than someone to be taken seriously. If Shakira & Usher cannot come back due to other obligations, I'd rather see two new judges rather than the two old ones.

    May 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Rlg

    Looks like I will no longer watch The Voice now that Christine and CeeLo are coming back.

    May 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  65. von

    I love Christina but, this year the judging has been so much better than previous years. Usher and Shakira have been a great addition to this show. Leave well enough alone and let Christina continue with her musical career.

    May 14, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Beth

    Shakira and Usher are much better by far. A lot more chemistry than the other 2.

    May 14, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Top Cat

    WAKE UP NBC !!!!!!! A day late, dollar short, thats why you are turning a second rate studio......U have such outstanding ratings this year BECAUSE of Shakira and Usher WITH Adam and Blake. The four make, without a doubt the best foursome in judgtes that Ive ever seen. Their professionalism, combined with their soft bantering makes it a truly fun experience to watch. This is nothing against Celo or Christina.....the other two just happen to be better !!!!

    May 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  68. KoolKat9

    Personally, I have really enjoyed Usher and Shakira much better than Xtina and CeeLo. They are much more approachable, don't have big egos fighting against the contestants and truly seemed to care much more for their team members. I liked the chemistry a lot. Sad to see them go!!!

    May 14, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Margaret

    Christina has a killer voice...congrats...

    May 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  70. palintwit

    Tea Party Patriots will be rounded up, loaded into box cars and transported to the deep south where they will be interned in special "camps".

    May 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |

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