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The Voice U.S Season 5

SEASON 5 - 2013

The fifth season of The Voice of the American reality singing competition premiered on September 23, 2013 on NBC. Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera returned to their chairs this season alongside Adam Levine and Blake Shelton after being absent in Season 4. Shakira and Usher temporarily left the series during this season to focus on other things. However, Shakira and Usher will return next season. Carson Daly returned as host, but Christina Milian did not return as she wished to focus on her new album, and to compete on season seventeen of Dancing with the Stars. It is currently unknown if Milian is returning for Season 6. The team sizes for this season are 12 members. The season is also the first to feature steals in the knockout rounds.