It's Official: The Voice's Original Coaching Lineup Will Return for Season 5 This Fall

voice coachesThe old gang is officially getting back together!

NBC announced this afternoon that Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green have all signed on to return as coaches for Season 5 of The Voice, which is set to kick off this fall.

The quartet held court in the show’s trademark swivel chairs when NBC premiered the smash singing competition in April 2011, and remained a package set through the end of Season 3, when Aguilera and Green announced they’d be taking leaves of absence to work on outside projects.

NBC added that Shakira and Usher, who stepped in alongside Shelton and Levine during the show’s current fourth season, are confirmed to come back for Season 6 in the spring of 2014 (once again along with Levine and Shelton).

“We locked in a plan several months ago to have the outstanding Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green rejoin Blake and Adam for Cycle 5, and we’re pleased to announce that the original four coaches are going to be back together in the fall,” said Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment, in a release. “They’re the reason this show was launched so strong for the first three cycles and we owe them a debt of gratitude. And after careful consideration of everyone’s schedules for next spring, we are excited to be returning the current cycle of judges — Shakira and Usher along with Blake and Adam — for cycle 6, which will premiere after the Winter Olympics.”

Excited that NBC has shored up all six of its coaching puzzle pieces through next Spring? Any ideas of what combo you’d like to see in Season 7? (You know there’s gonna be a Season 7.) Sound off below!

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  1. Don says:

    I love the show….period! I like the concept and the different stages, especially the blind auditions. I think the switching of coaches is totally cool, to have different a different dynamic is healthy for the show. I watch to discover new talent and the coaches mentoring. It was pretty obvious they have taylored the contestants a bit to the coaches. I am sure many others noticed that there were no strong countries singers in the blinds or Spanish singing artists…someone want to bet there are lots of both in Season 6 haha?

    The show is truly fun to watch. Christina haters really are missing out, she is an incredible talent! Ceelo, man I can really take or leave. I spend a ton of time in South America and love the talent there so having Shakira in the mix is incredible for the show. I was a little off about Usher initially but as the season went on he became better and better, plus really admired him for attending Blake’s relief concert and doing one of Blake’s songs with him. Pure sign of class. Keep up the good work NBC The Voice, whatever group of judges you have on, I will watch. But truly hope Blake and Adam stay for quite a few more seasons haha!

  2. Euva says:

    For season 6 & all of the seasons after that, I would love to see Blake, Adam, Shakira and Usher to be the judges from now on for every season. Just don’t care for Christina or Ceelo. If Blake or Adam ever leaves the show then I will stop watching it.

  3. Annie says:

    Keep all 4 season 6 judges for season 7 the Voice, the show is the best it has ever been
    with Adam, Blake, Shakira and Usher. Please have them return they make the show worth watching..

  4. Wanda says:

    I want to see Shakira and Usher back for season 7. I won’t watch the voice if they have Christina and Cee Lo