Jason Derulo To Join 2023 Judging Panel On The Voice Australia

20 March 2023 | 10:01 am | Mary Varvaris

Derulo will be joining Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy and fellow international star, Rita Ora.

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The man behind the hits, Whatcha Say, In My Head, Riding Solo and Wiggle, Jason Derulo, has joined the judging panel on The Voice Australia 2023, replacing Keith Urban in the big red chair. 

The US music sensation will join Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, and fellow international star, the UK’s Rita Ora, as a coach in this year’s season. No date for the season has been set yet, but filming begins in Sydney in a few weeks.

“I’ve always loved The Voice, and Australia happens to be one of my favourite places in the world. I can’t wait to hear all the amazing talent down under,” Derulo said in a statement. 

Seven’s Chief Content Officer of entertainment programming, Angus Ross, added in a press release: “The Voice is one of the biggest entertainment brands globally and in Australia, and we are very excited to welcome one of the biggest stars in the world into the Seven family and to The Voice Australia.

“Jason is a sensational addition to our line-up of superstar coaches Jess, Rita and Guy and we can’t wait to see who they turn their iconic red chairs for this season.”

With 57 million followers on TikTok and over 250 million singles sold across the globe, Derulo is a fresh pick for the series. He’s also teasing his upcoming fifth album and first in eight years.

Jason Derulo recently spent twelve weeks on the Radio Monitor Hot 50 chart with Never Let You Go, a collaboration with Aussie electronic duo Shouse.

“We were in Bulgaria, and I got a message on Instagram from Jason,” one half of Shouse, Ed Service, admitted in a The Music interview.

“Ten minutes later, Jason Derulo and his crew are calling me, and he was saying, ‘hey, bro; I’m in Ibiza, and we’re having a party.’ He says, ‘We keep hearing your music everywhere; I love your style. I love Won’t Forget You and Love Tonight. We’re going into the studio tonight. Can you send me the stems to Won’t Forget You?’ I was like, sure, you don’t say no to Jason Derulo!”

And so, Never Let You Go was born. “It was a very easy, positive process. Jason really loves the magic that the choir gives the song. He talks about his spine-tingling and the energy of the shows when he plays the song.”