2013 is going to be another busy year for Blake Shelton. The superstar has a new album, an upcoming tour, and he recently started another season of NBC’s “The Voice.” One would think he’d be ready for a break, but appears he’s not slowing down anytime soon.
NBC recently announced that the “Boys ‘Round Here” singer is returning to “The Voice” again this fall.
The show plans to merge the original and current coaches lineup, bringing back Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Shelton for its fifth cycle in fall and will pair Levine and Shelton with Shakira and Usher for the sixth cycle in midseason. Carson Daly will return as host for both cycles.
“We locked in a plan several months ago to have the outstanding Christina Aguilera and CeeLo 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 Telegdy. “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 coaches — Shakira and Usher along with Blake and Adam — for cycle 6, which will premiere after the Winter Olympics.”
“We’re very fortunate to have these six incredible artists to weave in and out of the show as their performing and recording schedules permit,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. “The show has taken off largely due to the rapport and commitment of these great coaches, in addition to the expert hosting of Carson Daly.”
“I am so thrilled that our Voice family has grown from four coaches to six,” said executive producer Mark Burnett. This show thrives on the ability of our coaches to continue to balance their enormous music careers with working on The Voice to coach some of the best undiscovered talent in America. The coaching panel of Christina, CeeLo, Adam and Blake was at the heart of this show in its first three seasons and we are so lucky to have found equal success with Shakira and Usher in season four. Our best seasons are ahead of us.”
Shelton’s highly anticipated “Ten Times Crazier” Tour kicks off July 19 in Virginia Beach, VA. Until then, fans can catch him on the current season of “The Voice” every Monday and Tuesday at 8/7c on NBC.