New coaches Usher and Shakira are holding their own against veteran The Voice coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.

“I think the two new coaches are putting a serious kink in things,” Shelton says. “I think Adam and I kinda assumed that it was going to be easier with these two, that they’re going to screw the pooch over and over.”

The newest additions to the show, replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green for season 4, aren’t shying away from the competition. In fact, “Shakira’s got her claws out, Usher’s over there with his leg up on his chair, being cool,” Shelton says in a new video.

Watch as Social Media Correspondent Christina Milian asks the coaches about the upcoming season in this video, first released by The Hollywood Reporter.

But as Blake and Adam are realizing, Usher and Shakira are bringing their A-game, as neither is lacking in competitiveness.

They seem to fit in well, too. In fact, turns out Shakira likes to fish. Looks like Blake may soon have a new fishing buddy.

That’s not to say there won’t be a little hazing for the two rookies. Sounds like we’re in for another entertaining season!

The Voice returns to NBC March 25 at 8 p.m. EDT. Will you be tuning in?

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