Nine’s new talent show The Voice begins production next week.
All four coaches, Seal, Keith Urban, Delta Goodrem and Joel Madden, will hear more than 120 singers perform.
Michael Healy, Nine’s Director of Television, said: “To secure such world-class coaches has been a coup for this show and the network. The mix of talent and unique format will, we truly believe, be a captivating experience for our viewers.”
Julie Ward, Director of Entertainment Shine Australia, added: “There is something magnetic about this format. It has attracted the highest quality of professionals to be our coaches and they are genuinely passionate about giving something back to a new generation of talent.
“Just as we have attracted great coaches, we have amazing singers who see this as more than a reality TV show. This isn’t a format for wannabes and shower singers. The majority of our artists are pursuing music as a career path. Great singers with great songs, every show will be a concert,” she said.
Hosted by Darren McMullen (The Magicians, Minute To Win It, Love In The Wild) and based on a Dutch format, the show has three stages of competition: the Blind Auditions, the Battle phase, and Live performance show.
It will air on Nine in the coming months.