"The Voice" Shakeup: Xtina & Cee Lo Out, Shakira & Usher In?

Posted Tuesday September 18, 2012 8:34 AM GMT

Following in the footsteps of "American Idol" and "The X-Factor," "The Voice" looks to be shaking things up with a new lineup of cast members.

According to numerous reports, Christina Aguilera will be leaving the competition show at the end of the season, as one source commenting on the departure revealed, "She is taking one season off for her music."

The "Dirty" singer's new album, Lotus, hits stores in November at which time she'll be busy promoting and touring - though the 31-year-old Grammy-nominated songstress plans to return to her coach role for the following fifth season.

Also departing from "The Voice" is Cee Lo Green, who's jetting off to star in and produce a comedy loosely based on his real-life relationship with his ex-wife and children for NBC.

As for who's stepping into the two open spots, the frontrunners named thus far include Colombian singer Shakira and R&B hitmaker Usher.

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