Kylie Minogue and will.i.am will leave The Voice UK to serve as coaches for The Voice Australia next year. The two superstars replace singer-songwriters Delta Goodrem and Seal, who are departing to coach The Voice Kids and write a new album, respectively.
The two also join original coach Joel Madden and returning coach Ricky Martin, who replaced Keith Urban for the show’s second season. “Australia is one of the first countries where the Black Eyed Peas enjoyed international success selling out many performances, and the place where I discovered electronic dance music,” will.i.am said in a statement. “Having worked with both Kylie Minogue and Ricky Martin on past music projects, it will be fun to collaborate with them on the show.”
In the past, Minogue would occasionally pop up in the British and Australian versions of The X Factor, to chime in alongside her sister and judge Dannii Minogue. Meanwhile, will.i.am worked as an original coach for The Voice UK alongside Jessie J (who Minogue replaced), Tom Jones and Danny O’Donoghue.
For hints of what to expect from this line-up, from one-liners to live-tweeting tendencies to actual quizzes, check out some highlights after the jump.