It's Official: Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera Will Return for "The Voice" Season 5

Shakira and Usher won't be sticking around for Season 5 — but they will return for Season 6, NBC said Friday.

By Jenna Mullins
|  Friday, May 17, 2013  |  Updated 3:42 PM PDT
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Cee-Lo, Christina Return to "The Voice" Next Season

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These will be your four "Voice" coaches again next season, after Shakira and Usher replaced Christina and Cee-Lo for season four.

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The gang is all back!

The original coaches of "The Voice," Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, will return for the fifth season, NBC confirmed today.

Host Carson Daly and Shakira told us this week that it was likely that Aguilera would be in and Shakira would be out, and now it's finally official.

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"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," Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late Night Programming for NBC said in a statement. "They're the reason this show was launched so strong for the first three cycles and we owe them a debt of gratitude."

But what's to come of Usher and Shakira, who have been fan favorites during the current fourth season? They'll be back, too! Just a bit later in the year.

"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," Telegdy announced.

And in case you were wondering, Daly will return as the host as well.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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