Usher Explains Why He Signed On For ‘The Voice’

Usher is really excited about becoming a coach on NBC’s hit reality singing competition “The Voice.”
Speaking out at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas over the weekend, Usher explained what he really likes about the show.
“I’m really excited about it. It’s the type of show that I feel really sets up an artist and makes it about what matters most first: the voice. Everything else comes afterwards in terms of the mentors; that’s what gives the personality, gives the opportunity to be an artist who will excel and transcend culture and also be able to tell an incredible story in music, Usher shared with MTV. “So I like being able to be at that place. I love being a mentor.”
As previously reported, Usher will join Shakira, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton when “The Voice” returns for a Spring 2013 season. He is also set for a European tour dubbed the “Euphoria Tour.” That trek kicks off in January.