Usher can't wait to ''nourish talent'' on 'The Voice'.

The 'OMG' hitmaker and Shakira will join the panel of the singing competition next season as replacements for Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green and Usher - who famously mentored Justin Bieber - is excited about discovering new stars and guiding their careers.

He told Hollyscoop: ''This is an opportunity for me to allow [audiences] into the world and into that process of [artist development] kind of gives credence to what artist development is truly all about and ['The Voice']. I think, is really sustaining the artists of the future.

''The point is, being a part of 'The Voice' gives me that opportunity to not only spot talent but nourish it and also allow the world to be a part of that process.''

Usher is also excited that the competition isn't concerned with how its contestants look but instead judges them on their talent.

He added: ''The cool part about 'The Voice' is that it starts with the voice and obviously it's going to end with the voice. If you make an incredible record, it lasts forever.''