With Christina Aguilera gone after this season of The Voice, with whom will Adam Levine argue now?
It could be new coach, Shakira!
“She's not afraid to knock me out,” the Maroon 5 front man admits about the Colombian star – who was six months pregnant during filming in October.
PHOTO: Pregnant Shakira shows off growing baby bump in concert
“Blake [Shelton] and I had all these designs to make [Shakira and new coach Usher] feel very uncomfortable, but we saw how genuinely excited and slightly nervous they were,” the singer admits about him and his fellow returning coach. “We didn't have it in our hearts to haze them too much.”
But Adam says he thinks he'll get along just fine with the newbies.
"We welcomed them," he says. "We made them feel really comfortable because that's what they deserved."
So will he miss feuding with Xtina?
“The fights that everyone thought we were having were fictional. We never hated each other,” the 33-year-old declares. “I will miss [Christina].”
“No one can replace Christina and Cee Lo [Green]; it's not really possible,” he continues.
The foursome have been together for all three seasons of the hit NBC show, but Adam has high hopes for Shakira, 35, and Usher, 34, saying, “It was nice to see that the caliber of artist was kept the same.”
Are you looking forward to seeing the new judges on the fourth season of The Voice, airing March 25?