Shakira Joins Judges Panel on The Voice
Today, it was announced that Shakira and Usher would be replacing Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera as judges on NBC’s The Voice. Anyone else completely sorpendido by this news? I guess I was so caught up in the rumors of the potential new judges on American Idol (totally bummed the Enrique rumor didn’t come true), that this announcement totally snuck up on me.
NBC producers are doing some pretty cool stuff with the format of this show. The new additions of Ursher and Shaki are part of their plan to develop a rotating team of talent for The Voice‘s judges chairs:
“Having award-winning artists as coaches means they need to be able to tour. Whether in the red chair or on tour, our coaches have their chairs for life. This is exactly why, after three seasons, we needed to allow them to rotate out so they can get on the road amongst their fans. Meanwhile, we’re incredibly excited to have singular artists like Usher and Shakira joining the fold.” -executive producer Mark Burnett
Ahhhh…so having a major Gringa moment here. This means, we get to see Shakira’s lovely face on TV several times a week all season long. How amazing is that? The only downer is that we have to wait a while to see our fave colombiana on the small screen….Usher and Shakira will be joining the show as coaches for the upcoming spring edition of The Voice. The primavera can’t come soon enough!
So….what do you think about Shakira joining The Voice team?