The Voice Australia

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thevoicekidsIt’s official

Friday 25th July: Season premiere! They’ve seen the grown-ups do it, now it’s time for the kids to shine! Join Delta Goodrem, Joel Madden, Benji Madden and Mel B on the hunt for Australia’s youngest talent!

NUP_136398_0054.jpgThis is great news and some programming brilliance from TV2. The Finale of The Voice Australia will screen on TV2 on Monday, July 21 at 9:30pm.

Television is becoming more and more about things that you must watch live and don’t want to have spoiled via the internet so scheduling the finale of the show to air at the same time as it does in Australia is a very wise move indeed.

jackie-thomas-its-worth-itSince I didn’t get a chance to do this last week, I’m looking at the last two weeks worth of charts to see how everyone is performing.

Whenua Patuwai managed to extend his stay in the Top 40 in the first chart, dropping two places to #40 with his debut single Something Special.  His ship has sailed this week those as he drops out of the Top 40.

X Factor winner, Jackie Thomas, dropped 6 spots to #13 in the first and then down to #19 in the second with her debut single It’s Worth It.

The big winner was Benny Tipene who dropped a single digit in the first chart to #19 but picked up a gold certification for his debut single Walking on Water. Last week saw him move back up the charts to #15.

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voice-season-2-judgesIt appears Joel Madden will keep his job on The Voice Australia despite a small amount of cannabis being found in his hotel room this week.

Channel Nine appears to have played down talk of Madden being given his marching orders ahead of the final in Australia on Monday night.

While they have yet to make an official statement, a photo was posted on Twitter (spoiler warning) showing Madden gearing up for the final.

His fellow coach, Seal, has apologised for his aggressive tweets this week in the wake of the bust at Sydney’s The Star hotel. Continue reading »

A new sneak preview of the new season of The Voice Australia has been released.

The two-minute clip features new coach Ricky Martin alongside Delta Goodrem, Joel Madden and Seal. Martin replaces Keith Urban, who left for American Idol last year.

Australia’s Channel 9 has announced that Ricky Martin will join the coaching line-up on The Voice Australia.

The Latin singer will join existing coaches Seal, Joel Madden and Delta Goodrem on the 2013 season of the popular show.

He replaces the now departed Keith Urban, who left to take up a judging gig on American Idol.

Nine’s Director of Television, Michael Healy said: “Ricky Martin is one of the world’s biggest stars. He brings huge experience to our panel of coaches which he’ll pass on to our Australian Voice artists in 2013. Most of all, we think he’s the perfect addition to Delta, Joel and Seal and all three of them are thrilled he’s joining them in the Big Red Chairs next year.” Continue reading »

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8:30pm Friday, September 14 on TV2

Voices will soar and hearts will break when the winner of The Voice Australia is announced in tonight’s season finale.

There won’t be a dry eye in the audience as the final four belt it out in their emotional final performance. The winner will become $100,000 richer, the owner of a new car and sign a recording contract with Universal.

The top four contenders include 19 year-old Karise Eden for Team Seal, 40-year old Darren Percival from Team Keith, 18-year-old Rachael Leahcar from Team Delta and diva Sara De Bono from Team Joel.

So fill up your glasses and wait to see who will outshine the rest and rise to become the toast of The Voice Australia.

8:30pm Friday, September 7 on TV2

Brace yourselves as the final artists from each team grab the mic and sing for the stars and their chance of becoming The Voice Australia.

Team Keith’s Darren Percival, Team Seal’s Karise Eden, Team Delta’s Rachael Leahcar and Team Joel’s Sarah de Bono go head-to-head in the final performance before the winner is announced next week.

With nerves at an all-time high, watch to see if your favourite will outshine the rest.