When ‘The Voice’ returns next fall for its seventh season, it’ll be down one founding father when it comes to those swivel chairs. Cee Lo Green announced on Feb. 18 that last fall’s Season 5 was his last, and it looks like producers already have a replacement in mind — Jewel!
Will “Who Will Save Your Soul” singer Jewel be the one saving your show when everyone’s favorite singing competition The Voice returns next fall? Find out why producers may want to replace Cee Lo Green with the ’90s icon below!
Jewel Might Replace Cee Lo Green On ‘The Voice’
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“I’m going to continue my relationship with NBC,” Cee Lo explained to Ellen DeGeneres. “I have a television show development deal with them as well, and hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year. But yeah, I’m going to miss The Voice too. So I’m not coming back, guys… I don’t want to wear out my welcome there. I have so many other things that I want to do. I haven’t released an album in four years. I’m almost done with my album.”
It was a bombshell for sure — Cee Lo won’t be appearing on Season 6 because Usher and Shakira replace Cee Lo and Christina Aguilera in the spring, but Cee Lo has been part of the mentoring panel since the show’s inception. However, a source close to the show told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the show has a backup plan should Usher and Shakira decline their offers.
“If Usher and or Shakira can’t do it then the first person on the wish list is Jewel,” the source says.
Woah! Jewel might seem like an “interesting” choice being that she’s more folk-y than most of the show’s mentors, but she does have some crucial experience from her time as a judge on The Sing-Off. Both Sing-Off and The Voice are Mark Burnett productions that air on NBC, so a jump from one show to another (far more popular) one shouldn’t be a huge stretch.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Would Jewel be a good choice to replace Cee Lo? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
— Shaunna Murphy; Reporting By Russ Weakland