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CeeLo Green Announces His "Retirement" from 'The Voice'

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CeeLo Green Announces His

CeeLo Green told Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday that he will not return to "The Voice."

"I'm not coming back at all," Green told DeGeneres on her show. "I just don't want to wear out my welcome there, you know what I'm saying? I have so many other things that I want to do. I haven't released an album in four years. I'm almost done with my album."

Green, who was not scheduled to be a part of season six, served as a coach on four of the previous five season of the show.

"I'm going to continue my relationship with NBC," Green explained. "I have a television show development deal with them as well and hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year. But yeah, I'm going to miss 'The Voice' too."

Based on the original The Voice of Holland, the concept of the series is to find new singing talent (solo or duets) contested by aspiring singers, age 15 or over, drawn from public auditions. The Winner Is determined by viewers by voting through telephone, Internet, SMS text, and iTunes Store purchases of artists' performances. They receive US$100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group for winning the competition. There have been five winners of the show to date: Javier Colon, Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, and Tessanne Chin.

The new season premieres Feb. 24 with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton returning as coaches, with Usher and Shakira replacing Green and Christina Aguilera.

Source - Variety.com

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