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The Voice returns tonight!

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Shakira and Usher
are in the building

The Voice is all new tonight and we're pretty stoked. Will you be joining Blake and Adam as they welcome Shakira and Usher?

Shakira and Usher are in the building

We love The Voice! We like the blind auditions. We enjoy the chemistry between coaches. We adore the set-up on the knock-out rings. We appreciate the chance to mock Carson Daly. (JK, Car, we love you. You were our man on TRL!) And, yes, we mostly love to just spend a solid hour staring at the man candied Adam Levine. Some of our reasons may be shallow, but that doesn't make our love unreal. So, you can imagine our excitement over tonight's return.

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We're, of course, going to spend a second mourning the absence of our favorite Dirrty girl, Xtina. And, fine. There will be far less "WTF moments" without CeeLo around. But, in general, we're still pumped. Why? Because it's The Voice!

Of course, the opening number with all four coaches will be awesome. We can't wait to see how country cutie Blake and Latin diva Shakira meld their styles. Will Usher out-falsetto Levine? (Pfft! Unlikely!) What song will they sing? We may very well keel over in anticipation.

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From the sound of things, this year's collection of coaches will take no prisoners. Adam and Blake spent a lot of time duking it out over singers. The new kids, Usher and Shakira, apparently just fit right into the mix as well. During the blind auditions, The Hollywood Reporter claims Adam said Shakira was "ready to bust some heads." Meanwhile, Blake says they replaced the laidback CeeLo with Usher, who just happens to be his polar opposite. Uh-oh! Sounds like the battle rounds might just be happening in the chairs instead of on the stage!

Are you ready for all the action (and the tunes)? The Voice premieres tonight, Monday on NBC at 8/7c. Enjoy!

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