“The Voice” Season 4: Cee-Lo and Christina Out; Usher and Shakira In

They’ll be a new pair of faces perched in the big red chairs when The Voice returns for a fourth season of star-searching in 2013: Shakira and Usher have been tapped to replace Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green as mentors on the NBC singing series — at least that’s what Us Weekly is reporting.

Earlier this month, Aguilera revealed her plans to leave the competition to spend time promoting her new album, Lotus. Green is working with NBC on developing a new show of his own.

Both are expected back in time for Season 5, according to NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt:

“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 Cee Lo. 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.”

Original Voice coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are expected to remain with the show, which recently began its third season.

Any thoughts on the new appointments?

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