The Voice Kids coming to Nine in 2014

By David Knox on August 15, 2013 / Filed Under News 32

2013-08-15_2118Nine has announced a junior version of The Voice to air next year.

The new series, showcasing singing kids aged 8-14 will be an Australian version of the junior spin-off which has already aired in other markets.

It continues a growing trend for double seasons of hit Reality shows.

Coaches and a host are yet to be announced.

Michael Healy, Nine Network’s Director of Television, said: “The Voice has been an incredible success for Nine and we look forward to The Voice Kids shining a light on the enormous pool of undiscovered young talent this country has to offer.”

Julie Ward, Director of Entertainment for Shine Australia, said: “We are excited to open The Voice stage up to the next generation of great Australian talent. We are confident that there are amazing young singers who will benefit from the unique experience of being part of The Voice and we want to see them register to audition.”

Applicants must be aged between 8 and 14 on January 1, 2014. www.thevoice.com.au.

32 Comments »

  1. Kristi August 17, 2013 at 1:55 am -

    Regardless of the fact that I don’t find it entertaining, I just don’t think it’s a good idea for kids’ mental health to be on reality shows. The pressure is too much and I imagine it wouldn’t be much fun in the schoolyard after. I always thought Idol, X Factor, The Voice, etc should be over 18.

  2. David Knox August 16, 2013 at 10:29 am -

    Personally I can’t wait for the emotional back stories.

    “I was bullied at the age of 3. By the age of 4 I was facing bulimia and anorexia at the same time.”

  3. kimbeth August 16, 2013 at 10:20 am -

    One of the problems is that talent alone won’t connect with viewers. You need some depth and believability when singing to an audience. Unless the kids are going to be single hi5 and wiggles numbers…

  4. TVTim August 16, 2013 at 10:05 am -

    Nikki Webster as a coach I say!!

  5. J Bar August 16, 2013 at 7:50 am -

    Just run it all year so we can get sick of it sooner and it can be axed faster.

  6. simmo3 August 16, 2013 at 5:39 am -

    more garbage…. :(

  7. David Knox August 15, 2013 at 11:42 pm -

    You might as well write down Tina Arena’s name already.

  8. deedeedragons August 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm -

    These kid version of thing never work.

  9. ohdenny August 15, 2013 at 10:46 pm -

    I feel like this won’t end well…just like Jnr MC and YTT. Kids shows are usually overly sweet and nice, with little to no criticism and it’s just boring because of that.

  10. glennc August 15, 2013 at 10:39 pm -

    Hopefully the overkill of The Voice next year kills the Golden Goose.

  11. James August 15, 2013 at 10:18 pm -

    Okay, here’s what I’m thinking. If the first season was somewhat of a success or at least not a failure, this could be a good show to have on GO! for the second season. Does anyone else agree?

  12. kushkook August 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm -

    As long as there are 4 completely new mentors, this could work.

    The format will get very tiresome if it’s the exact same judges as the normal edition.

  13. jumpjakflash August 15, 2013 at 9:32 pm -

    Nine’s end of year schedule is looking very busy… Either AGT or Big Brother won’t be surviving…

    X Factor is bound to be back for another year… can it survive against X Factor?

  14. maxxdude August 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm -

    At least with The Voice we only see good talent & so that would be the same for the kids version I would expect.
    I assume this means that either Great Aust Bake Off or even Big Brother may be off the schedule.
    Can see every stage mother & their little princesses begging to get an audition…
    Need to get the right judges…Delta would be a given I suppose. Don’t know who else..
    Must be going to follow The Voice in the schedule as they have already had initial auditions for The voice I believe.

  15. dan August 15, 2013 at 9:22 pm -

    What next junior the block then again the kids would do a better job like previous comments I agree that one of the reasons why MC is going down is because there is just to much of it the same thing will happen to the voice if nine aren’t careful

  16. catherine August 15, 2013 at 9:02 pm -

    Oh god its just like junior mc but it will be singing

  17. Eliot August 15, 2013 at 8:20 pm -

    Nine are getting too involved with reality programming now. This will come back to bite them, just look at when TEN decided that one version of MasterChef was not enough? Disaster striked, and is perhaps why the original version isn’t hitting the highs as it had been doing in its first two seasons.

  18. HeyHey_Variety August 15, 2013 at 8:12 pm -

    Another flop! Does this mean Big Brother is going to get axed? Are we getting closer to another Sale of the century revival??

  19. Rutzie August 15, 2013 at 7:14 pm -

    Where does this leave AGT?

  20. DOGES33 August 15, 2013 at 6:55 pm -

    I love idol the voice X factor but the voice kids what next big brother juniors

  21. MM August 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm -

    Will this end up like Junior Masterchef, and then people are so fed up with “The voice” type of show having 2 in one year that the ratings take a nose dive like Masterchef has done, why do channel 9 have to milk everything dry, even Underbelly is not doing so good this time, will 9 ever learn?.

  22. CraigW August 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm -

    No, no, no… Only if it includes elements of Dance Moms and Toddlers & Tiaras as well.

  23. James August 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm -

    As much as I love The Voice, I think this might just be a bit of an over-kill… But I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. It could be a success depending on who the judges are.

  24. The Other Adam August 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm -

    This is getting too much!

  25. tricks August 15, 2013 at 4:56 pm -

    I can’t imagine anything worse than whiny kid voices.

  26. Kenny August 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm -

    Noooo. Who was watching Junior MasterChef and got this idea? How do you tell an eight-year-old that she really can’t sing, despite mummy telling her, constantly, she’s a fantastic singer?

  27. D@GP August 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm -

    Looking forward to 2015 when Nine launches “The Voice Seniors”…

  28. Ruddeger August 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm -

    So will the judges be members from Hi-5 ?
    Coming soon The Voice Geriatric

  29. Bruce Banner August 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm -

    Something I said in gest last week has come true! :o

    Seriously… The Voice Kids? Shudder.

  30. frankly August 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm -

    Wow, this is hefty development success of the world’s leading tv makers. There is surprisingly always something new. Just wow, can’t wait to see little kids crying.

  31. alvar August 15, 2013 at 4:12 pm -

    Why oversaturate a successful show? It may provide a short term ratings spike but in the long run diminishes the brand aka MasterChef.

    Nine need to invest in original non-reality programming, that way they won’t have to overload their schedule with The Big Bang Theory, The Block and Big Brother.

  32. Aurora August 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm -

    Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse in local reality tv. FTA are obviously addicted.

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