I admit that ever since this personnel change was first announced, I've had my doubts about the revamped "Voice" cast. Cee Lo and Christina, the wackiest judges from the original lineup, have always brought the comedy (intentional or not) and generated the morning-after watercooler chatter, while Usher and Shakira have always seemed like comparatively normal and no-nonsense types. Usher would never have a Persian cat sidekick, or dress like Rick James and ride a Christmas sleigh across the stage (as Cee Lo did last night); Shakira would never wear tiny record-shaped pillbox hats and wigs made out of synthetic Barbie hair, or cool herself with giant lace fans. So, would Usher and Shakira be able to provide entertainment value in Season 4?
Well, if the new Season 4 promo starring Adam and Blake with their new co-stars is any indication, the answer is a resounding YES:
I know my bright eyes will be watching "The Voice" next spring. Season 3 may have just wrapped up, but I am already looking forward to Season 4.
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