NBC Sets ‘Voice’ Season 6 Premiere, Shakira and Usher's Return

NBC Sets 'Voice' Season 6 Premiere, Shakira and Usher's Return


The talent competition will return for its sixth rendition in February

As its fifth season is coming to a close on Tuesday, NBC has set “The Voice's” Season 6 return.

The singing competition will be back for a special two-night premiere on Monday, Feb. 24 and Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 8/7c on both nights.

Those dates also mark the reunion of returning Season 4 coaches Shakira and Usher with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, as was announced earlier this year.

Also read: 10 Best (and Worst) Moments of ‘The Voice’ Finale Performances (Guest Blog)

The lack of dramatics surrounding “The Voice's” casting of its coaches season-to-season has further separated it from the yearly dramatics surrounding Fox's “American Idol” and “X Factor.”

NBC officially announced that Shakira and Usher would return on the upcoming season back in May.

“I am so thrilled that our ‘Voice’ family has grown from four coaches to six,” said executive producer Mark Burnett at the time.

“This show thrives on the ability of our coaches to continue to balance their enormous music careers with working on ‘The Voice’ to coach some of the best undiscovered talent in America,” he continued. “The coaching panel of Christina, Cee Lo, Adam and Blake was at the heart of this show in its first three seasons and we are so lucky to have found equal success with Shakira and Usher in Season 4. Our best seasons are ahead of us.”

Also read: Ratings: ‘The Voice’ Hits Lowest Performance Finale Ever

Wednesday's performance finale was the show's lowest-rated in its history, though it still won the night for NBC. It earned a 3.0 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and was first in total viewers with an average of 11.1 million.

On Tuesday's Season 5 finale at 9/8c, Levine has two singers in contention for the title, Tessanne Chin and Will Champlin. Aguilera has young singer Jacquie Lee. This season marks the first time since Season 1 where a Team Blake member won't win the competition.

  • David Perkins

    Excellent news! I love having Shakira on the show.

  • Sam Alves

    Ty NBC for bring us back Shakira.. I dont care Usher but Thank God we have Shakira again :D

  • Kabooska

    I can't stand Christina – I am SO happy Shakira is coming back – she is so down to earth and not stuck on herself like Christina is.

  • astroguy54

    Boring. I fast-forwarded through most of the season. This winner is already forgotten, like all the others.

    • stac

      If you find the show boring why do you keep watching???? R u
      bored or boring too????

      Tessanne will make NBC proud. She will not be forgotten and she is definitely going places. The USA is a great country and do you know why? Only the best comes for opportunity and America embraces them, hone their
      skills, improve them and make them their own. That is why the country is number 1 in the world. You may be disappointed that an American did not win but the best talent won last night so be happy for her and the island of Jamaica.

      • Voice supporter

        I totally agree. This is the voice so the best voice won.

  • Mac

    yeah!!!! so glad Usher and Shakira are coming back ….. Great chemistry …. Yeah NBC go it right!!!!!

  • maryn

    I think the low ratings are in part because it was obvious from the start that Tesanne was slated to win. She is a wonderful singer, and seems to be a great person, so it's not a fluke. However, her being from Jamaica helped her immensely, as all posts I have seen have said they were voting as a block. It's a good thing she is worthy!
    Will did a wonderful job last night, and has tons of musical ability. Jacquie can sing everything extremely well, and I hope someone gets her to sing more of her soft songs. Loved her, but Christina was not as good for her as she thinks.. Christina is all about herself, and didn't always pick the right songs at all. Hope Jacquie gets snapped up by Disney! She deserves it..

  • Henny Oldman

    Breaking news – Tessanne is changing her name to Balzon

  • Chris

    Shakira > Xtina
    Usher > Cee-Lo

    • Jh

      So true

  • DizL927

    I can't believe Shakira is coming back!!!!! She was HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!

  • frannyanny

    I thought this season was the worst so far,did not care for any of the finalist,Christina made Jacque a mini Christina,I thought Will was better than Tessanne,but none was any one to brag about,like Daniell Bradbury was last season,that was best so far, love Usher and Shakira,so glad they are coming back.

  • Matt1460

    Christina > Shakira

    Ceelo Green > Usher

  • chi193

    Shakira its back….worst mistake.