This Oct. 28, 2011 photo shows, from left, Carson Daly, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Christina Aguilera, from the reality television competition “The Voice”, in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
NEW YORK (AP) — “The Voice” is leaving the judging drama to its rivals.
The NBC singing contest said Friday that Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will return for “The Voice” Season 5, joining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
Their midseason replacements — Shakira and Usher — will be back for Season 6, which will air in midseason 2014.
Meanwhile Fox is scrambling to revive “American Idol” after record low ratings for Thursday’s finale, with 14.3 million viewers. Original judge Randy Jackson has already announced his exit and Fox is making yet-to-be detailed format changes.
Last week “The Voice” narrowly edged out “Idol” in weekly ratings.
From left, Usher, Shakira, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton arrive at “The Voice” season 4 red carpet event at the House of Blues on May 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)