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Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green out at ‘The Voice,’ Shakira and Usher are in

Just one week into season three of “The Voice,” NBC is announcing big changes for cycle four. Coaches Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, who have been with the singing competition since it launched, will be taking next season off. In their chairs will sit Usher and Shakira.

Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are staying through season four.

“We are thrilled to welcome Usher and Shakira to ‘The Voice,’ ” Robert Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in statement. “The addition of these popular iconic artists continues the tradition established by Christina, Cee Lo, Adam and Blake. 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.”

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