See Shakira + Usher’s First Official Promo Pictures for ‘The Voice’
Check out the first photos of Usher and Shakira in the famous red swivel chairs! The new 'Voice' judges make themselves comfortable and look right at home in the NBC promo pics.
Usher reclines in his seat with one leg up on the chair, revealing his bright red kicks that match the color of his reality TV throne. Shakira looks more intent as she stares straight ahead, ready to press her button.
Meanwhile, returning judge Blake Shelton gives a friendly smile, while fellow 'Voice' veteran Adam Levine strikes a more artsy pose staring off into the distance.
The next season of 'The Voice' returns on March 25, but since the blind auditions have already been taped, the judges have some stories to share. Speaking about Shakira, Adam told Access Hollywood, “I underestimated her.” The Latin pop star replied, "And I stole a couple of contestants from him." Meanwhile, Usher reported, "I have a confession. There was a contestant who actually sang background for me... Totally did not recognize her voice!"
Levine says he and Shelton thought about hazing the Season 4 newbies, but thought better of it. "Blake and I had all these designs to make them feel very uncomfortable, but we saw how genuinely excited and slightly nervous they were,” Levine said. “We didn't have it in our hearts to haze them too much. We welcomed them. We made them feel really comfortable because that's what they deserved."