Cee Lo Green's Feb. 18 announcement on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that he would not be returning to "The Voice" raised two important questions: Who will take over his chair, and what's next for the multi-hyphenate performer?

NBC, reportedly surprised by Green's departure, is scrambling to find an official replacement for the seventh cycle this fall, after Usher and Shakira return to fill Green and Christina Aguilera's chairs on Feb. 24.

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