‘The Voice’ Judges Have Great Chemistry — Season 4 Is The Best Yet

Tue, April 2, 2013 12:05pm EDT by 115 Comments
The Voice Judges
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Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green who? The amazing chemistry among Usher, Shakira, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on season four of ‘The Voice’ has me jumping for joy. Find out why I love the new judging panel.

The Voice experienced an image overhaul this season as Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green exited the series at the end of season three to focus on their music careers. They have admitted they may be back for season five, but I hope their absence is permanent. With the additions of Usher and Shakira, the singing competition show is experiencing its best ratings yet and, frankly, it’s so much more enjoyable to watch.

The Judges Support One Another

While Christina and Adam Levine often bickered in the previous three seasons, the judges seem to support one another this season. They’re genuinely happy when another judge succeeds.

When Latina singer Monique Abbadie performed on the April 1 episode, all the judges voiced how she’d do best on Shakira’s team. Every judge pushed their button and expressed interested in Monique, but collectively they knew that Monique would prosper with Shakira.

Usher, Shakira, Adam & Blake Have Great Chemistry

The judges are often seen making playful jabs at each other, joking and imitating one another. However, it’s all in good fun. For instance, Adam imitated Usher’s infamous “knee up” position — the silly way he sits in his chair. When Usher finally let his leg down, Adam made a big stink about it, saying that the contestant on stage was so good because they got Usher to put his leg down.

The Likeability Factor

The bottom line is, all four judges are likeable. They are a fun gang, relaxed and funny. It’s hard to come across television stars who have great chemistry together. In years past, Christina and Adam often butted heads, as I said earlier, but there’s no such tension this season.

Christina and Cee-Lo may have left the show voluntarily, but NBC, you need to keep them from coming back. Usher and Shakira need to stay with the series for the long haul!

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is season four the best yet?

WATCH: The Voice Season 4 – Blind Auditions Recap

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Fake Poll

Posted at 9:25 PM on April 16, 2013  

This is why I can’t take online voting serious. The ratings speak for themselves no matter how many times a couple of obsessed fangirls hit refresh on websites like this. They are the true winners considering all the views they’re getting.

YES This is the best season yet and EVERYBODY besides a few Xtina fans wants thiis panel to continue on. The chemistry between Adam, Blake, Usher and SHAKIRA is amazing and flawless. They are all good looking and adorable.

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I am Christina Millian and I approve this message

Posted at 8:37 AM on April 15, 2013  

@ liz

NBC, John de Mol and Mr Burnett care more about ratings and so far Shakira and Usher are kicking Xtina and CeeLo when it comes to ratings. I wouldn’t be surprised if Shakira and Usher are permanent spring time judges while Xtina and Ceelo are only in the fall edition.

Spring and fall, kind of how their careers are going *chuckles*…

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Pockychan

Posted at 8:32 PM on April 16, 2013  

I doubt Shakira will come back. I agree with one of the comments about how Shakira is too busy in comparison to Christina (love them both though) and I think they’re right. Shakira is pregnant during this season. I feel like this is her version of a maternity leave.

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Fake Poll

Posted at 9:27 PM on April 16, 2013  

I don’t know if you’re aware, but she already had her baby. She wasn’t pregnant anymore during the taping of the battles and the elimination rounds, that’s why she looked so different.

 
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liz

Posted at 6:08 AM on April 15, 2013  

for those saying that Shakira is more talented than Christina bc she dances, sings, writes and produces 95% of her music let me just ask you,wtf does shakira write songs about? Oh yeah about “She Wolfs” “Hips don’t Lie” “loca” and i don’t know what other songs that have no meaning but great beat. The difference is that christina sends a message through her music “Beautiful” “blank page” “you lost me” and in fact Christina does collaborates with writes to write her music so SHUT UP Shakira fans and stop making that excuse that if Shakira doesnt return for season 5 it’s bc she has an album to produce, we all know that’s not the true reason. We all know she was a TEMPORARY REPLACEMENT and she’ll be at the voice for as long as Christina wants!

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Anne Mason

Posted at 2:45 PM on April 15, 2013  

Haha, you should probably think/do reseach on Shakira before you post such an ignorant comment.
You think all she sings about is She Wolves and honest hips? She’s been singing since the 90s, and most of her songs are beautiful and meaningful. I’m guessing you haven’t heard No, Timor, The One, How Do You Do, Octavo Dia, Pies Descalzos, Rules, Ready For The Good Times, Eyes Like Yours, Poem to a Horse, Fool, Dia De Enero, Illegal, Animal City, Don’t Bother, Dreams For Plans, The Day And The Time, Hey You, Your Embrace, Costume Makes The Clown, Something, and so many more. By the way, Shakira wrote ALL OF THOSE. Beautiful was written for Aguilera, and people helped her with those other two you listed.
If Shakira didn’t return, it WOULD be for her album. Unlike Christina, she is actually successful. By the way, the network cares about ratings and so far this season with Shakira has skyrocketed. I wouldn’t be surprised if they kept her. In fact, I’m hoping for it. Shakira seems much more humble and funny to me.

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Fake Poll

Posted at 9:30 PM on April 16, 2013  

They will all return for season 5.

Shakira will share a chair with Xtina and CeeLo with Usher. NBC producers have decided this based on the succes of this season.

Double chairs are not uncommon. A couple of other country versions have had one.

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eric slate

Posted at 12:41 PM on May 16, 2013  

Shakira does not return for season 5 because she has a baby and she wants to spend time with him! How can you say that Shakira is just a temporary replacement while she is a GLOBAL SUPER STAR!

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JB

Posted at 3:07 PM on April 14, 2013  

The Christina fans tampering with this poll via Twitter big time, as though it matters. It’s the ratings that matter, and they are UP without Christina and Cee Lo. I don’t think Christina has to worry about losing her job, because Shakira has new music coming out and actually tours.

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KK

Posted at 6:03 AM on April 14, 2013  

It is obvious that the obsessive Christina fans have their claws out over this season. It’s just one season for christ’s sake! She’ll be back. Shakira’s way too busy with a hugely successful career to continue on with this show. However, the fact that the ratings are much higher than last year, she might could find the time. The fact that she’s being paid almost twice as much as any other judge might show folks just how popular Shakira really is. Just because she’s not as well known in the U.S. as the other judges…her success climaxes all of the present and past judges. Her talent and her philanthropy is truly unmatched. Learn about someone before you bash them Christina fans. I never made it past the first few shows of season one and gave up on the show…but now I can’t wait to see the show each week. Yes…Christina’s voice is fantastic! No…her talents on the whole don’t compare to Shakira’s. Shak writes…sings…and produces 95% of her music…something very few people in the industry do…

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Reina Transformacion

Posted at 6:51 PM on April 13, 2013  

I Miss Christina….. I Miss The VOICE of the Voice….! ..

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Liliana

Posted at 4:57 PM on April 11, 2013  

You basically all disgust me.

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Haruka Patricia Capinpin

Posted at 7:22 AM on April 10, 2013  

I can’t believe those comments! Hahaha. We all know that Christina Aguilera is better than Shakira in every way. And definitely, this is not the best season!! Simple!! Period.

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Anne Mason

Posted at 4:24 PM on April 10, 2013  

That’s your opinion. Can Christina play several instruments? Can she speak several languages? Can she sing and dance beautifully? Does she write all of her own lyrics and music? Did she sing the song for the World Cup? Has she ever had a song that was number one in 55 countries? She doesn’t, but Shakira can and does do all of those things I listed.
I like Shakira’s voice better because it’s powerful and unique without screaming. Christina has talent but she tends to overdo it with her melisma. Just because Christina CAN do vocal gymnastics doesn’t mean she should.

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Haruka Patricia Capinpin

Posted at 12:25 AM on April 11, 2013  

She can speak several languages? Of course. She’s Latina!!

 
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lola

Posted at 9:29 PM on April 11, 2013  

Christina wrote a whole album in Spanish and she doesn’t even speak it!!!

 
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XtinaChelseaBoy! (@FrankLovesXtina)

Posted at 6:43 AM on April 15, 2013  

So can Shakira raise 22.5 millions for charity? Can Shakira appear in the Top 100 greatest singer of all time? Can Shakira sing a song that has some real meanings? Waca Waca, Loca, Hips don’t lie… great. Look and learn: Blank Page, Beauitiful, Just a fool…

 
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Anne Mason

Posted at 4:20 PM on April 11, 2013  

Christina can speak 2 languages, Spanish and English. Shakira can speak Portuguese, English, Spanish, and some French, German, and Arabic. Not that it matters that much…I’m just saying that you’re definitely not right when you say ” We all know that Christina Aguilera is better than Shakira in every way.” because firstly, Shakira has WAY more fans worldwide than Shakira and second, it’s your opinion. Sorry, I couldn’t figure out how to reply to your reply, so I’m just replying to your original comment.

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Anna Marten

Posted at 9:17 PM on April 9, 2013  

This is the best combination of judges on any singing reality show ever. I liked Cee Lo but I don’t miss Christina. Shakira and Usher are great additions. The show is so entertaining now, that my husband even watches. And he hates singing reality shows! Great job Voice!!!

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XtinaChelseaBoy:) (@FrankLovesXtina)

Posted at 6:52 AM on April 10, 2013  

You don’t miss Xtina?! Jesus crise, are you human??

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Anne Mason

Posted at 2:55 PM on April 15, 2013  

Hello, XtinaChelseaBoy. I noticed you posted this, “So can Shakira raise 22.5 millions for charity? Can Shakira appear in the Top 100 greatest singer of all time? Can Shakira sing a song that has some real meanings?”
Let me help you out!
Shakira has had a foundation since she was 19 (she’s now 36) for underprivileged children in Colombia. She’s built numerous schools for them. She’s also involved in Unicef and has donated and raised millions for charity. I don’t know about the top 100, but she is definitely more worldwide famous than Xtina. Not that it matters, I’m just saying. That’s why she sang the world cup song.
And most importantly of all, the “songs with meanings”, You must be joking, either that or you don’t know anything about Shakira. She’s been singing since the 90s. You must not have heard No, Timor, The One, How Do You Do, Octavo Dia, Pies Descalzos, Rules, Ready For The Good Times, Eyes Like Yours, Poem to a Horse, Fool, Dia De Enero, Illegal, Animal City, Don’t Bother, Dreams For Plans, The Day And The Time, Hey You, Your Embrace, Costume Makes The Clown, Something, and so many more. She wrote all of those songs herself, by the way. They are all beautiful, meaningful songs. Of course you WOULD judge her Loca or Hips Don’t Lie. That’s like me judging Christina by Your Body. Please do some research on her before you say something like that.
That being said, I don’t miss Christina. I hope Shakira stays for good. Unfortunately, she probably won’t because she’s got a career to get back to.

 
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Ally

Posted at 12:39 PM on April 14, 2013  

This just goes to show what I’ve been saying… The Voice is not a singing competition anymore. It’s now simply comedy, which is sad. Poor artists..

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Marissa Williamson

Posted at 3:58 PM on April 8, 2013  

I have never before posted a comment for any show.I am thrilled that “The Voice” finally got it right on the judges! Among all the other reality singing shows, the chemistry between Adam, Usher, Shakira and Blake is the best ever! They’re actually enjoyable to watch. Every other show I seriously fast forward the judges because I find their egos to over-shadow the performance. Most are all about themselves and very little to do with commenting on the performer. Also, I cant stand to watch the pettiness, the rolling of the eyes, and the “I’m the best there is” attitude. I LOVE Christina Aguillera as a performer, but she even allowed her ego to take over and it wasn’t that much fun to watch. These 4 are light, fun and all 4 are amazing Music Icons and don’t need to be petty or prove themselves any further. Shakira has probably the least notoriety in comparison to the other 3, but she’s refreshingly unpretentious and sweet and I think is a great female addition to the show. KUDOS to The Voice! I hope these 4 stay together for a long time! Outside of Randy Jackson and Keith Urban- who I feel are down to earth and “real” as judges- other music talent shows should get the message how important chemistry is within the judges and learn from this season’s The Voice!

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Syretha

Posted at 2:44 PM on April 17, 2013  

I could not ahve said it better myself Marissa.

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Jennifer Semilla

Posted at 4:28 PM on April 6, 2013  

shakira is superior, period. Just check her awards, her sales, her live performances etc. Christina mayght have a great voice, but Shakira has a most succesful career worlldwide, maybe not in the US but in the rest of the world she is hudge. And now, even in U.S she is makinking it (again) what Christina lacks is the reinvention skills that Shakira has, she totally failed with her lottus album even when she was popular back then. Now is shakira’s time, sorry.

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Christine

Posted at 11:18 PM on April 5, 2013  

Whoever said shakira is more talented than Christina Aguilera is totally wrong. I love shakira but Christina has a voice no one can really beat. She is very talented and she knew what she was saying. If you guys haven’t noticed, sometimes shakira won’t press the button after she sees the others weren’t either. Also, It’s called ‘The VOICE’ it’s not supposed to be comedy; if you want comedy, change the channel.

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Ally

Posted at 8:56 PM on April 5, 2013  

Apparently you want a comedy show, I’d suggest TBBT or HIMYM… js

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Ally

Posted at 8:41 PM on April 5, 2013  

Are you crazy? Since when “you’re great, I only didn’t turn around bcs I’m a fool” is better than “You have to work your pitch and control.”??? Xtina knows what she is talking about! Even Carson said it…

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Anne Mason

Posted at 4:28 PM on April 10, 2013  

Sometimes Shakira says things like that. But usually she says something useful, like for one that was not turned around for, she told her that the next time she auditioned she should lower the key. Shakira is great, and in my opinion much more talented that Christina in terms of songwriting, lyrics, instrument playing, and personality. Sorry, it’s just my opinion.

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Gatora

Posted at 7:19 PM on April 5, 2013  

Apparently this season is the best ever for everyone but for Xtina’s fan.

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Letiss

Posted at 6:38 PM on April 5, 2013  

CHRISTINA AGUILERA IS THE BEST !!!

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Sue

Posted at 11:29 AM on April 5, 2013  

This group of judges is the BEST. Stopped watching last season with Christina hanging out of everything and Cee-Lo’s crazy outfits and animals. Hope these four stay for awhile.

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Sophie

Posted at 10:56 PM on April 4, 2013  

I am much more eager to watch the show now… they have great chemistry, and way too funny. Can’t wait for then epi next week

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Nancy

Posted at 8:15 PM on April 4, 2013  

This set of judges have great chemistry – Best season yet and has veered my away from watching other similar shows! Keep it up!

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Lia

Posted at 8:04 PM on April 4, 2013  

I just love usher and shakira!!
They are more enjoyable than cee lo and christina.

On season 1-3, Adam and Blake are cool.
But now on season 4, The coaches are all awesome!

It’s so entertaining to see Usher’s “winning dance” everytime he won a contestant XD

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Alex

Posted at 5:42 PM on April 4, 2013  

Shakira is way better than Christina Aguilera, Shakira is more talented, she’s soo beautiful, I love her

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Anahit

Posted at 12:25 PM on April 4, 2013  

Of caurse Christina Aguilera was better then Shalira. I love Shakira too, her voice is interesting and beautiful. But Christina is not only an AMAZING SINGER she is a best coach EVER! XXXTTTIIINNNAAA

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XtinaFevaah♔ (@EzraAguilera)

Posted at 3:01 AM on April 4, 2013  

It’s not about the fame, likes on facebook, followers on twitter and the albums sold!!! It’s about the true talent and Xtina does have. They’re both talented. But Xtina is way better! And she has a good kind heart. She helped the victims at Haiti. She has used her fame and success to raise over $22.5 million for WFP and other agencies.

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Ansel

Posted at 2:11 AM on April 7, 2013  

I totally agree on Christina being a GREAT singer. She’s just awesome and has one of the best/most privileged voices ever. I think it’s not fair to compare them, because they both respect each other so much and they’re very different.
On the other hand, Shakira is an altruist, too. She has her own foundation (Barefoot Foundation) and is always helping with whicnever cause she can. She even didn’t have an actual baby shower, but a baby shower online event, to help raise funds for UNICEF. Right before that happened, she had the “Donate a brick” movement, so people would donate bricks to build schools.
I think it’s great that they’re both using their talents and fame with so much responsibility and to help others around the world. :)

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Edgar

Posted at 2:07 AM on April 4, 2013  

SHAKIRA IS WAY BETTER and famous/popular worldwide. She is a global artist that sells around the world not just in USA or latin america. She has 62 million likes/fans on facebook xtina barely has 15 NOT EVEN HALF. shakira is the 4th person with more followers on twitter after beiber, lady gogo, and katty perry. SHAKIRA IS way more beautiful, natural, nicer, and talented, she must stay on the show.

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XtinaChelseaBoy:) (@FrankLovesXtina)

Posted at 6:57 AM on April 5, 2013  

sorry but she won’t stay, oh sorry, can’t stay because people love X more than her

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rockwell 44

Posted at 7:47 AM on April 5, 2013  

Are you totally living under a rock? Christina is also known worldwide has sold 100 million albums worldwide and can out sing anyone out there, including Shakira. It does not matter who follows who on twitter. All someone famous has to do is follow everyone that asks and they too can have a zillion followers. Christina only follows 19 people and she still has over 4 million followers. Shakira is NOT nicer, def. not more beautiful and no way more talented. CHRISTINA MUST STAY…..

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eric slate

Posted at 12:48 PM on May 16, 2013  

Actually, Christina just sold 50 million albums worldwide, while Shakira sold 70 million.

 
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emanuel

Posted at 10:55 PM on April 3, 2013  

SHAKIRA IT’S MORE NICE, FUNY, TALENTED, POPULAR, MORE BEAUTY, MORE FANS, MORE FAMOUS ARROUND THE WORLD, SHE HAVE 75 MILLION ALBUMS WORLDWIDE, AND 120 MILLION RECORDS WITH THE SINGLES, SHE IT’S MORE BAEUTIFUL PERSON, SHAKIRA HELP ANOTHER PEOPLE, SHE IT’S SO SWEET

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tb

Posted at 2:12 PM on April 11, 2013  

I hope they keep Shakira and Usher they just flow better. I have not laughed as much in the previous seasons. Frankly, after watching Christina on that show I can’t stand her personality. I hope they don’t come back to the show.

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