The Voice is back with its original team of coaches on AXN


Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green are back to the signature red swivel chairs for the fifth and latest season of the Emmy-nominated vocal talent competition show, The Voice.

The Voice Season 5 will reunite the original team of celebrity musician coaches that started it all—Cristina, Cee Lo, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton.

In addition to the new singing talents that these coaches will discover, the reunion also promises to bring back the amazing chemistry among them, including the "bromance" between Adam and Blake.

Last season, Usher and Shakira took on the mantle with Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, as Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green went on a break for their individual commitments.

Coach Christina, who now looks slimmer after traveling and spending time with her five-year-old son, relates, “I have to take breaks, stay connected with myself. I’m a mom. When I leave here I put on sweats and a T-shirt, I check out. I needed some time to do that. I am revived and renewed.”

Meanwhile, returning from performing the CeeLo Green is Loberace live show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, CeeLo Green says, “I missed everyone. I'm happy to be here.”

Both music artists return to a series that is now looking like “The Blake Shelton Show” as the country music star has already coached three consecutive winners of The Voice since Season 2.

While Blake Shelton "got close" to Usher in Season 4, the "bromance" between him and Adam Levine is set to re-ignite in The Voice Season 5.

In connection to this, promotional footage aired in the U.S. actually sees Adam telling Blake, “You’re gorgeous, man,” and Blake returning with a peck to his cheek!

As with previous seasons of The Voice, the four stars will once again start picking their teams by only hearing contestants sing in the signature blind auditions.

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If a coach is impressed by the contestant’s voice, a button is pressed to select the artist for his or her team, and only at this point, the coach's chair will turn to face the contestant.

If more than one coach push their buttons, the contestant gets to choose his or her coach.

Once the teams are set, the battle is on.

Coaches will then dedicate themselves to develop their teams of talents, offer advice, and share the secrets of their success. Each of them will get help from additional celebrity advisors.

Fans will revel in the thrills and spills of the vocal training and elimination competition through the battle, knockout and live performance rounds.

In the end, America’s TV audience will decide who among the coaches’ protégés wins the prize of US$100,000 and a recording contract as “The Voice.”

Also with the show for all five seasons is host Carson Daly, who praised Christina and Cee Lo for not having missed a beat and it was like they never left.

Calling the coaches a “solid” group, he says that The Voice Season 5 is the “best season” that they have ever made.

On the other hand, for those who are wondering, the producers have confirmed that Usher and Shakira will be back in the next season, as the “family” of coaches has essentially grown from four to six.

In the meantime, the original awesome foursome in The Voice Season 5 will premiere in the Philippines on Monday, September 30; and airing on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:10pm, in the same week of the U.S. telecast; on cable channel AXN.


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