Now that American Idol finished up season 12, it’s time for everyone’s favorite pastime: speculating about next season’s Idol lineup. We already know Randy Jackson is leaving, and if the rumors are to be believed, so are the remaining three judges. Before the next wave of rumors hits, though, it’s worth noting how competing competitive singing show The Voice has managed to implement a more structured off-season game of musical chairs.
Deadline reports that Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will return to the NBC show for season five in the fall, while Usher and Shakira rotate out, just as originally planned. Then for season six in the spring of 2014, the plan is for Ursh and Shakira to return to the spinning chairs. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are set to stay on throughout both seasons. See how simple that was, FOX?