'The Voice' Season 4: Usher and Shakira join the party

The concept is so simple it's elegant -- if elegant can be used to describe a show that starred Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera. That concept of judging singers on their talent, not on hard-luck sagas or hard bodies, instantly caught on. Witness the copycat shows.When NBC launched "The Voice" two years ago, there was a glut of singing contests, yet this one, based on a Dutch show, proved different. It returns for a fourth season Monday, March 25, with new coaches Usher and Shakira joining returnees Blake Shelton and Adam Levine."All of the competition shows were cut from the same cloth, no thank you," host Carson Daly recalls thinking when he heard about it. "I still remember when the music business was vibrant. Karaoke on TV isn't for me. Ours is. We are going to help people. ... The coaches, not judges, was a big sell."The coaches, who dropped recording, touring and promoting...



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