NBC’s ‘The Voice’ season 6 sets premiere date for Usher, Shakira’s return

Shakira, the Voice -Even though season 5 of “The Voice” may just be coming to an end tonight, how about getting some more scoop on what is coming for the show down the road? This is what we are here to provide in the first details on the upcoming sixth season, starting with the premiere date.

After starting earlier this spring in late March, “The Voice” is shifting to an earlier spot this year and will premiere on Monday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. We suspect that much of the reason for the later premiere last year had to do with Shakira’s pregnancy, and giving her time between filming of the early rounds and the live shows. But now, the show should have a good window of time that keeps it from running into June. We personally liked that (since it gave us something to watch in the early part of the summer), but NBC apparently was not much of a fan.

In addition to Shakira coming back to replace Christina Aguilera, get ready to also see the return of Usher in the place of Cee Lo Green. While we don’t expect the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer to be taking Christina’s place anytime soon (especially since “Feel This Moment” and “We Remain” have kept her very relevant), we do wonder if a time will come when Usher just outright takes the place of Cee Lo Green. He hasn’t really had much to do on the show for a few weeks now, he had some negative headlines away from the show, and he also hasn’t had a hit in quite a while. Outside of that though we really love him as a judge and he brings a fun quirkiness to the panel that we would miss.

While we’re only looking at a wait of just over two months, it still feels like forever. All in all, we really dig “The Voice” as a show. The coaches are generally fun, and the competition never takes itself too seriously. The contestants get enough serious criticism and support behind the scenes as well as from the judges that this is a singing competition that really feels like it’s about the contestants and not the judges.

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