It seems Delta Goodrem has been given a slight kick in the pants after channel 9 revealed they’ve moved her from her coaching position with The Voice to it’s spin off show The Voice Kids which will feature the singing talents of youngsters in the 8-14 year old category along side Joel Madden.
But Delta is not the only face that will be missing from the mentors chair for season three. Singer Seal will not be returning, stating “I wish all the Coaches and contestants well. To my Australian fans, sorry to not be back for this upcoming season but I wanted this window of time to focus on a number of exciting career priorities – a new album, a TV and internet project and, most importantly, precious time with my children.” Rumours had begun circulating that John Farnham and former Spice Girl Mel B could be filling those spots left open, but Channel 9 revealed that Kylie Minogue and Black Eyed Peas front man Will.I.Am will be joining the show.
Both Kylie and Will.I.Am will be fresh off a stint as coaches on the UK version of The Voice.
Said will.i.am of his new gig on Aussie television: “It is an honour to join The Voice Australia as a Coach working alongside Kylie Minogue, Ricky Martin and Joel Madden. Australia is a highly creative country and a place with many good memories that have shaped my music career.” while Kylie followed with “I am so excited to be coming home and being a coach on The Voice. I look forward to spending time in Australia, getting up close and personal with new talent and working alongside the three amazing artists: Ricky, Joel and will.i.am.”
- Kylie Minogue and will.i.am Join The Voice Australia (noise11.com)
- Minogue and will.i.am join The Voice (skynews.com.au)
- Kylie, will.i.am join The Voice in 2014 (news.com.au)
- Kylie, will.i.am join The Voice in 2014 (news.optuszoo.com.au)