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'The Voice' panel will look a bit different next season



Gwen Stefani Officially Joining Next Season Of 'The Voice'
On "The Voice," Carson Daly made a very special announcement.

CARSON: "This all just happened moments ago 'cause we're live, and we're very happy to officially announce that two music superstars will be joining the next season in these coaches chairs... Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani will be added to the voice family..."

Carson also announced that both artists will performing on next week's episode -- so we can get a little taste of what it'll be like to have them around next season.

Pharrell Williams and NBC both confirmed he was joining the show about a month ago, but we hadn't seen an official confirmation from Gwen Stefani...

Until tonight. The No Doubt frontwoman posted this picture on Instagram to coincide with the announcement on the show.

The big news comes more than a week after rumors started that the singer was in early talks to replace Christina Aguilera, who'll be sitting out next season because of her pregnancy.

It's believed that Stefani was debating between "The Voice" and ABC's just-announced music competition "Rising Star," which premieres this summer.

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Jan May 01 2014 at 11:10 AM

I liked Shakira and Usher. They blended well with Blake and Adam. I probably won't watch next season. They had a good thing going and just had to mess it up. This was the only show of this type that I watched--now it has to bite the dust. Shame.

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audreyjarntz April 30 2014 at 7:45 PM

It will not be te same, I love having Shakira and Usher along with Adam and Blake. I loved theshow with these 4. t will not be the same. Not sure I will watch.

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Joyce April 30 2014 at 7:35 PM

I love this team of 4 right now. They make the show a success. I love the teasing between Blake and Adam. Usher gets some great little comments on them both. Sharia is great. This set of 4 are the BEST. They are the ones that make me come back for more.

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Nancy Joyce April 30 2014 at 8:41 PM

Shakira is the best. . Do Adam, Blake and Usher still plan on staying?

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mikegotcha123 April 30 2014 at 7:33 PM

Who watches the voice? Who ever won? Does anybody care?

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The Darb April 30 2014 at 7:33 PM

Who?

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saebrown1202 April 30 2014 at 7:32 PM

If they let Usher go it will be the biggest mistake they can make...He is an asset to the show

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lizgonzales8186 saebrown1202 April 30 2014 at 8:30 PM

They aren't letting Usher and Shakira go. When Christina and CeeLo were on and they wanted to take a break they went to the format where two judges would take off for a season then come back for the next. So Usher and Shakira should be back after the Gwen/Pharrell season.

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Mark April 30 2014 at 7:28 PM

LOVE Usher and Shakira - the chemistry between the four judges in fantastic. Looks like I'm done with The Voice. :(

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Sandy Mark May 01 2014 at 2:38 AM

They are not gone for good - they switch around from season to season - due to other obligations some of the coaches have.

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ritagodchild April 30 2014 at 7:25 PM

Do not let these four judges go as it will not be the same without them
There great and make that show,people will not watch the show if you let them goThere funny and keep them all

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kunzer4 April 30 2014 at 7:23 PM

that's a shame - I really like Usher and Shakira and the class they bring to the program - and they compliment Adam and Blake. No looking forfward to the change.
Nikki

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Sharon April 30 2014 at 8:06 PM

That 44 yr old lady is already a pro. They should set rules about pro's being on.

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donticotin Sharon April 30 2014 at 8:14 PM

Almost all of the competitors on this show make their living off of performing which is why the quality is so much better than alternatives. Remember that these people have to be invited for the blind auditions.

This year I think the level of competition is even better than it has in the past but the show has always been levels above other shows in terms of quality of performers.

I, for one, really prefer this as opposed to having to listen to erratic performances on other shows to get to one really good performance. They end up being popularity contests as opposed actual talent contest shows.

American Idol is an example of that this year. It is also probably why xfactor did not make the grade and was discontinued.

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