Usher, Shakira Close To Signing On For The Voice Season 4, Replacing Christina Aguilera And Cee Lo Green
Season Three of The Voice has just got underway but there's already a shakeup planned for the upcoming Spring Season, according to reports.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Shakira and Usher are close to signing deals to be the new mentors on the popular singing competition show.
"With all the talented voices out there in the world. Other raising stars could benefit from my mentoring. #Teamusher… who's with me?" Usher tweeted on Monday.
Christina recently said that The Voice has "kept me away from my heart, which is creating my own music."
"It's been a joy to be a part of other people's journeys, to be able to inspire and be a part of new singers coming up in this business," she said. "But I was starting to get really worried and concerned that I wouldn't have the time to go and be an artist again."
She added that she would not leave the NBC show permanently but would "probably be back" after a hiatus and would be a "much better" coach.
The LA-based show also kept the Genie In A Bottle star close to home for the sake of her four-year-old son Max.
Us reports that Christina will use the time from the show to focus once again on her music and promotional duties for new album, Lotus, while Cee Lo is said to be working with NBC on a new show of his own.
The other two mentors, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, are likely to stay on for the fourth season.