Airdate: The Voice

By David Knox on March 26, 2012 / Filed Under Programming, Top Stories 11

Nine’s new Reality series The Voice will premiere Sunday, April 15, at 6.30pm.

The local series of the high-profile talent quest sees judges Keith Urban, Seal, Delta Goodrem and Joel Madden, and host Darren McMullen.

April 15 is shaping up as a big night of TV. Nine premieres the series on the same night as the Logies, and potentially squares off against the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars. TEN may also be launching MasterChef -and is yet to schedule a season finale for The Biggest Loser.

The Voice is the quest to discover Australia’s best new voices, featuring three phases of competition: The Blind Auditions, The Battle Rounds, and the Live performance shows which will feature Australia’s very best undiscovered artists judged purely on their vocal ability.

The coaching panel is made up of four great musicians – Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden, international country music star Keith Urban, Grammy Award-winning soul singer Seal and Australia’s highest selling female artist of the decade, Delta Goodrem. These superstar coaches are four of the most influential names in music and they’re on a mission to discover and develop Australia’s next great voice. Host Darren McMullen has also had success in his own right with UK series The Magicians and Minute To Win IT, and the US series Love In The Wild.

The Voice will commence with The Blind Auditions. If a coach is impressed by a performer’s voice, they push a button to select the artist for their team of competitors. At this point, the coach’s chair will swivel so they can face the artist they have selected. If more than one coach selects the same artist, the power shifts to the artist who may choose which coach they want to work with throughout the competition. An artist is eliminated when they have not been chosen by one of our coaches.

Thousands of talented, undiscovered singers from around Australia submitted their auditions online in a bid to join a superstar team and ultimately be crowned The Voice.


  1. MuchoTB March 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm -

    Bugger this, I’ve been watching the NBC version and it’s bound to be miles better. Keith Urban doesn’t compare to Blake Shelton at all, and I don’t see the other judges like the guy from Good Charlotte and Seal having chemistry as good as Adam Levine, Cee Lo, and Christina Aguilera.

  2. deedeedragons March 26, 2012 at 11:19 pm -

    Roaring Dave has me roaring with laughter.

    So does this push the red carpet back to 7:30 & then the awards will start at 8:30?

  3. harrypotter1994 March 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm -

    Totally agree MJTaylor shes is the best!

    Also Delta is performing on the Logies as confirmed this week in TV Week!!!

  4. Guy March 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm -

    I can’t wait for this show. Its the one show i think could really take off here. Personally being a Seven fan this show is the biggest one that scares me. It has proven to be a huge success in overseas markets and well it could be the one to help Nine but it won’t be enough i feel to make Nine win weeks. Seven is still very strong.

  5. MJTaylor March 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm -

    Anything with Delta Goodrem as a judge gets my vote.

  6. Rayne March 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm -

    So that I can watch something else instead!

  7. Rayne March 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm -

    Reality TV overload. Thank god for PVR!

  8. Craig March 26, 2012 at 3:31 pm -

    This has to work for Nine, otherwise their ratings would be sunk this year.

  9. roaringdave March 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm -

    Might be the first time I tune into TV4ME or Extra. Has to be better than this.

  10. Mac March 26, 2012 at 11:30 am -

    Wonder what SBS-TWO has to offer when this is on?

  11. ryaneco March 26, 2012 at 6:30 am -

    I don’t think MC will be ready for another week or two after this.

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