The Voice Australia is so lucky, lucky, lucky as it’s secured Kylie Minogue as a coach for 2014.
The TV show’s official Facebook page posted the announcement “KYLIE IS COMING HOME & JOINING #THEVOICEAU”, with a photo of the petite pop star sitting in the big red chair.
An official statement announced Minogue’s appointment alongside some other juicy news, that Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am will also join the new coaching line-up.
“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.”, Minogue said in the statement.
“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,” will.i.am said in the statement.
There should be good chemistry between the two new judges, with Minogue and will.i.am also appearing on the UK version of the talent show, which is due to air in January.
The new line-up raises the question of who Minogue and will.i.am will replace.
The 2013 season of the Nine Network’s The Voice Australia featured Delta Goodrem, Joel Madden, Ricky Martin and Seal as coaches.
It’s already been announced that Goodrem will be a coach on the first series of The Voice Kids, alongside Madden.
Seal, who has coached of the winner for the past two years, will not return.
The statement said Seal “will take a break from the third season of The Voice to focus on music and material for a new album.”
Darren McMullen will return in 2014 to host both The Voice and The Voice Kids.