Blake Shelton Will Return for Season 5 of ‘The Voice’
Blake Shelton will be there when the fifth season of NBC’s hit reality singing show ‘The Voice’ returns this fall. The country singer is one of only two judges to be a part of all five seasons of the show. Adam Levine of Maroon 5 will also return for a fifth season, as well.
Joining the two men will be fan-favorite originals Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera. NBC announced that both will return to their chairs after taking Season 4 off. Usher and Shakira have filled in this season, and Shelton had previously hinted he was thinking of taking a season off. Usher and Shakira will return for Season 6 in early 2014, although it’s not clear who they’ll replace.
‘The Voice’ continues to grow in popularity, recently overtaking ‘American Idol’ in the weekly ratings. Shelton’s team has won two of the three seasons; Cassadee Pope won Season 3 and Jermaine Paul won Season 2. Danielle Bradbery, Holly Tucker and the Swon Brothers are Shelton’s remaining all-country contestants in Season 4.
The Top 10 episode airs tonight at 9PM ET. Entertainment Weekly reports that the recap episode, scheduled for 8PM ET, will be preempted by special focusing on the deadly Moore, Oklahoma tornado.