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The Voice’s new lineup of coaches is FINALLY revealed – and Rita Ora is just the beginning

Well this is quite the shake-up.
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Speculation about who would fill The Voice Australia’s famous red spinning chairs has been rife for weeks.

And now, as the popular singing show switches from Channel Nine to Channel Seven next year, the secret is finally out as to who the new coaches are – and you can bet we’re even more excited for the new season.

Confirmed by Channel Seven early this morning, UK popstar Rita Ora, Aussie crooner Keith Urban and Australian Idol’s Jessica Mauboy will be the fresh faces making up the new-look coaching team.

Guy Sebastian will be the only returning coach from last season, where he was part of a panel that included Delta Goodrem, Boy George and Kelly Rowland.

Keith Urban and Rita Ora are joining the new-look version of The Voice when it moves to Channel Seven in 2021.


Keith, whose wife Nicole Kidman is currently filming Nine Perfect Strangers in Byron Bay, was previously a coach on The Voice Australia way back in 2012 alongside Delta, Seal and Joel Madden and is thrilled to be back.

“The stars have finally aligned again,” Keith told Perth Now.

“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.”

Australian Idol’s Jesssica Mauboy is also on board.


Rita, who has been a judge on both The Voice UK and The X Factor, also said she was excited to get started.

“I love The Voice and I absolutely adore Australia so this is a match made in heaven,” she told Perth Now.

Guy Sebastian is the only returning coach from Channel Nine’s version of the show.

(Channel Nine)

Last week, longtime coach Delta confirmed she wouldn’t return to The Voice in 2021, despite being part of the reality show from its debut (apart from season two when Kylie Minogue filled her chair).

Sharing the news in a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday night, the Solid Gold singer revealed the time has come for her to cut ties with the show and move on to her next chapter.

“What a ride we had red chair❤!” she wrote.

Last week Delta confirmed she wouldn’t be back for another season, writing on Instagram: “What a ride we had red chair!”

(Channel Nine)

“One of the most powerful gifts of my nine year journey on The Voice has been finding my own voice amongst all of it. The heart, the dreams people shared, the exceptional talent and the constant inspiration of being around music – so many magic moments that I am so proud of and I am truly grateful for it all.”

“Wishing everyone all the best for a great season ahead. #TeamDelta lives on in my heart and now onto a very exciting new chapter.”

The Voice‘s 10th season is due to start filming in 2021.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, New Idea.

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