When Cee Lo Green announced his departure from 'The Voice,' we thought he was gone for good. But he's had lots of fun on the show and has assured us that he will return to the hit reality competition for season 5. We love the coaches almost as much as we love the wide array of contestants gracing the stage. But there are several reasons why Cee Lo's promise to return makes us giddy.
We like Cee Lo's animals.
The outspoken judge's on-screen pets caused controversy at first, but now we've gotten used to his furry and feathered friends. His cockatoo, Lady, even has her own following on Twitter. We don't know exactly how Coach Green's companions fit into the program. Nonetheless, we're still amused by the "Crazy" singer's relationship with his eccentric TV pets.
We love his outfits.
For the most part, the robust reality star keeps his wardrobe pretty comfy. Fresh T-shirts and sweat suits are wardrobe staples. But we'll never forget the night he broke out the silky wig and devil-red leisure suit…for no apparent reason. The Goodie Mob singer is renowned for embracing avant-garde stage personas. We love that he brings an extra flair to the reality competition.
He likes "out of the box" performers.
It's only befitting that the Atlanta native chooses artists that have a distinctive sound and lots of personal style. Season 3 contestants like Nicholas David certainly fit the mold. The unpredictability of Green's song choices for the contestants is also something else audiences look forward to. Who would have ever thought he'd select "Jesse's Girl" as Diego Val's winning battle song?
We like seeing him flirt with the contestants.
"Dancing with the Stars" has Bruno Tonioli as its incorrigible (sometimes raunchy) flirt. "The Voice" has Cee Lo. There's something strangely fascinating about watching him flirt with the lovely contenders in the competition. That infectious grin and double entendre keep viewers on their toes. Each coach on the NBC reality show provides a distinctive spin, but Green's saucy comments give "The Voice" the requisite amount of spice.
He's the only member of the panel with no "beef."
Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera are known for their somewhat "acrid" kinship. In Season 2, that beef spilled over into contestant Tony Lucca's experience on the show, his "99 Problems" rendition causing Aguilera a bit of grief. Season 3 finds Blake Shelton and Adam trading playful barbs. Cee Lo on the other hand, seems to have avoided the program's more bitter exchanges. When you've got a wild card like Green on the judges panel it's a lot easier to keep audiences focused on the talent instead of distracting feuds.
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