As "The Voice" said bu-bye to last season's mentors Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, a fresh new season was born with the addition of Shakira and Usher! Not only are these two beyond talented -- Usher's footwork! Shak's belly dancing! -- but both are powerful philanthropists making an impact around the world.
First off, Usher is a brilliant choice as a new mentor for the show. I mean, he onlyyy discovered Justin Bieber... When the Grammy winner isn't mentoring talent during his new gig on "The Voice," he dedicates himself to mentoring kids through his foundation, Usher's New Look. His charity was founded in 1999 in order to step in and create a 'new look' for so many teens across the country! Since his launch, his org has worked to train nearly over 10,000 youth the foundation's 4 leadership pillars.
Like Usher, the new mommy also has her very own foundation. Shakira launched the Barefoot Foundation on a mission to provide education to every child around the world. Shakira states, "We know how to address this, and it is within our reach. And we can truly be the cause of change and be the first generation in human history to bring education to all children everywhere so no child is left behind."
I'm sure you are wondering why did she name it the "Barefoot" foundation... well, it's not only the name of her first album that skyrocketed her to fame, but symbolizes the thousands of kids around the world too poor to afford shoes.
Wow, tough to choose which one is my favorite! Take action below for the judge you support most. Or both.