The twelfth season of 'The Voice Australia' promises a diverse roster of talented Aussie singers.
The Voice Australia will return on Sunday, 6 August, on Channel 7 and 7 Plus at 7 pm AEST, Mediaweek reports. The twelfth season of the popular reality singing competition promises to boast over 70 singers throughout its new episodes and welcomes its newest judge, Jason Derulo.
The In My Head singer joins the panel alongside Australian Idol royalty Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy and UK pop star Rita Ora.
Promising to offer Australian singers putting their spin on rock, pop, country, soul, and opera classics throughout the series, global versions of The Voice have maintained popularity largely thanks to its format, particularly the Blind Auditions segment.
At the start of seasons of The Voice Australia, contestants sing on stage for their Blind Auditions, trying to win over the live audience and judges whose chairs are turned back to them. If judges like what they hear, they press the buzzer to turn around and see the singer in action.
Recent seasons of The Voice have gotten even more competitive, adding a Block button if a judge really wants to mentor an artist over their colleagues.
Last year’s winner, 24-year-old Victorian P.E. teacher Lachie Gill, took home the prize money of $100,000.
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The Voice Australia announced Derulo’s addition to the judging panel in March, replacing Aussie country icon Keith Urban in the red chair.
“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.”
Check out the teaser trailer for this year’s season below.