'The Voice Australia' Announces Big Name Judges For 2021

16 December 2020 | 12:26 pm | Staff Writer

Here's who you'll be seeing.

Clockwise from top left: Keith Urban (pic Russ Harrington), Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy

Clockwise from top left: Keith Urban (pic Russ Harrington), Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy

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The Voice Australia has confirmed its 2021 judging panel today. 

According to TV Tonight, Guy Sebastian, who has been a coach on the show since season 8 in 2019, has been confirmed to return. 

Much-loved country music artist Keith Urban will also return to the show. Urban was a coach on the inaugural The Voice Australia season back in 2012, alongside Delta Goodrem, Seal and Joel Madden.

Joining the pair will be Jessica Mauboy, who just yesterday announced her move from Sony Music Entertainment Australia over to Warner Music Australia, and UK pop artist Rita Ora (who is currently facing controversy over breaching COVID-19 restrictions). Ora was previously a judge on the UK edition of the show, as well as The X Factor UK

They replace previous season coaches Goodrem, Kelly Rowland and Boy George. 

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“I’m so proud of the talent that exists in this country," said Mauboy of joining the show. 

"I know firsthand exactly how life-changing a show like this can be, so I’m honoured to be part of such an experienced team of coaches and I’m looking forward to some amazing chair-turning moments."

“The stars have finally aligned again!" said Urban. "Ten years after spinning in the first season, and just before getting back on stage around the world, I’ve been invited back alongside a very cool and musically diverse panel."

The reality singing competition is set to return in 2021, heading over to Seven from Channel Nine, with Sonia Kruger as host. 

"This is a coup for Seven," CEO and Managing Director James Warburton said at the time of the announcement. 

"Adding The Voice to our 2021 program slate is another brick in the wall of our content-led growth strategy of using proven, power formats.

"The Voice is a television megabrand that will deliver on our promise of more tentpoles, audience growth and consistency across the year. It is a strong performer in BVOD and will give audiences what they want: the world’s best television.”

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