What’s better than one season of The Voice per year? That’s right – two seasons in 12 months! Hot on the heels of a compelling Season 3 which crowned Team Blake’s Cassadee Pope as winner, the new season coming in March 2013 is guaranteed to shake things up in a big way.
Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green are taking a brief respite from the show for career commitments, while R&B superstar Usher and the Latina, hip-shaking Shakira will step in to fill the void.
What would the chemistry be like between old-timers Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, and the newbies Usher and Shakira? After all, one of the selling points of The Voice has been the easy banter among the old foursome, beyond the bromance between Adam and Blake, and the competing wardrobe between Christina and Cee Lo, both outlandish in their own ways.
Lending a clue to the new team’s dynamics is the latest US promotional trailer for Season 4, where Adam and Blake pick up the new coaches (and make them sit in the back), squabble over the choice of radio stations, and end up with them all singing along to the corny “Total Eclipse of the Heart”:
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Giving his new co-stars the thumbs up is Adam, who sums it up nicely to TV Guide, “Christina and Cee Lo are so close to my heart because we went through the show becoming a success together, and Usher and Shakira are coming into it as a big frickin’ instituition. So it’s different, but it still feels good, because they’re legitimate artists”.
And it seems there might just be a third party in the Adam-Blake bromance, with rumours of Usher and Blake getting along great and Usher bringing out Blake’s “inner MC Hammer”. Now, that is something we would want to see!
The Voice Season 4 premieres on 31st March 2013 (Sunday) first and exclusively on AXN (Astro 701) & AXN HD (Astro 721) and every Sunday at 8:10pm.