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After a strong Season 4 premiere, The Voice ran it back for another two hours of blind auditions Monday night. Who got the coaches to turn around?

Let's get right down to business, shall we?

Garret Gardner, who was turned away on the show last year at 16, put to work Shelton's constructive criticism on his cover of "Seven Nation Army."

He was snapped up by Shakira shortly after.

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Lack of performance by Shakira aside, night two of The Voice proved every bit as entertaining as the first as Season 4 looks like it could be as good as ever.

Like Monday's premiere, the show-stopper came at the end. Monday, it was Judith Hill. Tuesday, it was a 22-year-old student Sarah Simmons' "One of Us" ...

Sarah started with a soft tone, displaying her sensitive side, then grew edgier and before long, all four star coaches were clamoring for her stylings.

Adam Levine's begging won out for the second straight night ... but did he have similar luck with the hot model NBC selected to open up the episode?

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Shakira, Usher, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton came together to perform "Come Together" on an emotional season premiere of The Voice Monday night.

The quartet kicked off the show with a group performance of the Beatles song, with Levine on drums, Adam on harmonica and Blake and Usher on guitars.

It was pretty awesome. Check it out if you missed it ...

While Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will be missed, if there were any doubt that Shakira and Usher couldn't hold their own, you can forget about it.

Spurred on by Levine and Shelton - a venerable comedic duo by any measure - the new coaches turned on the charm and also let the competitive juices flow.

How do you think they did? Vote in our survey below:

Shakira and Usher as The Voice coaches ...

 

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The Voice is back for a fourth season on NBC!

While the format remains the same, the people in the swiveling spaceship chairs do not. Christina and Cee Lo are out this spring. Usher and Shakira in.

Was that a good thing on night one of the blind auditions? Did you like the pregnant, hormonal Colombian and the serious, but competitive R&B star?

The Voice Season 4 Cast

Coaches aside, the first Voice episode of 2013 was an emotional one, with the contestants’ back stories being more powerful than ever before.

Overcoming obstacles, coping with losses, rising above adversity ... this is what The Voice is all about! Who did you like the best of the new singers?

Share your comments below, and vote in our poll:

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The severity of what happened is in dispute, but fans and friends of Lil Wayne are banding together after the rapper's medical scare on Friday.

Usher, who made a surprise appearance during indie rock group the Afghan Whigs' concert at SXSW, asked the crowd to keep Weezy in their thoughts.

"I don't mean to bring everybody down, but right now I think I want to just ask something of you guys," the R&B singer began at the Austin, Tex., event.

"One of my fellow artists, good friend, Lil Wayne is going through a real hard time right now, y'all. And I just want to send a lot of positive attitude about his state."

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The extended version of Mercedes' 2013 Super Bowl Commercial has been released, and does not lack for star power ... starting with Willem Dafoe.

As the Dark Lord himself, the actor offers one potential buyer the chance to have a CLA and all that goes with it. Notably walking the red carpet with Kate Upton.

Challenging Usher to a dance-off, posing for magazine covers and generally making the girls swoon? Done, done, done. So will he sell his soul for a CLA?

Not bad as Super Bowl commercials go, especially lately. It doesn't compare to the other Kate Upton Super Bowl ad for Mercedes, but really, what does.

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Usher and Shakira are set to debut on The Voice, which just crowned Cassadee Pope champion, in Season 4. Here's a look at the first photos of them in the big chairs!

Usher and Shakira

In just-released promotional portraits, the two new mentors pose in the show's famous swivel chairs alongside veterans Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

Adam and Blake

Shakira, 35, and Usher, 34, replace Christina Aguilera, 32, and Cee Lo Green, 38, for the NBC show's fourth season, premiering March 25.

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In addition to crowning Cassadee Pope The Voice winner, NBC aired its first promo for the upcoming Season 4 last night, with Usher and Shakira co-starring in the funny ad.

Stepping in for Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, the two new coaches hitch a ride to the set alongside Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and one giant spaceship-chair.

The foursome immediately argues over what to play on the radio, until they arrive at a surprising consensus … and are nearly busted by host Carson Daly. Take a look ...

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There was very good news for Usher fans last night: the singer took to the stage at the American Music Awards.

However, there was also bad news: he kept his shirt on.

Still, the slick dancer and all-around incredible talent blew attendees away with a medley of “Numb,” “Climax,” and “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop.” Watch now:

Among other AMA acts last night:

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The custody battle between Usher and ex-wife Tameka Foster may be over, but the feuding remains.

In the wake of this singer earning primary custody over the former couple's two children, Usher has come out swinging against attacks from Foster, while Tameka has defended herself as a non-gold digger.

Retro Usher and Tameka Foster

And now Usher is issuing a new statement to his ex: GET OUT!

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