The Voice is back for one extraordinary week in a global first with stakes higher than we have ever seen in the show’s history.
Dubbed The Voice Generations, it features family and friends competing together in powerful Blind Auditions and epic Battles for their place in the world-first grand finale.
Judges Guy Sebastian, Keith Urban, Rita Ora, and Jessica Mauboy will return for the weeklong special.
After their ratings smashing success on The Voice in 2021, audiences will be thrilled to see their dynamic play out during this brand-new spin-off.
Ahead of its release, the judges spoke about their memories growing up with their musical families and how it impacted their love for music.
Keith talked about how the male figures in his life played a part in his relationship with musical instruments.
“I started playing guitar when I was six,” said the father-of-two. “My dad played drums and my grandfather played piano. I was really lucky to have really supportive parents.”
While British recording artist Rita thought back to her days singing in her dad’s London pub.
“My father owns pubs, and I would go and sing at the pubs. That was the highlight of my weekend,” she reminisced.
Seven has revealed that the returning judge was deeply moved by one Blind Audition, which cemented her love for the down under version of the series.
After the performance, she gushed, “This is the reason why I’ve come back to Australia.”
Jessica famously comes from a musical family, with her niece, Saraya Mauboy-Hudson, even auditioning for The Voice last year, so it comes as no surprise that she has been singing since she was a child, under the watchful gaze of her dad.
“There is no greater feeling than singing with my family. I grew up harmonising with my sisters. Dad would always be on the guitar playing,” she reflected.
Lastly, Guy turned his attention to the generations to come, and he sweetly spoke about how his sons inspire him.
“There is nothing that makes me tear up more than hearing my own kids sing, or love music and discover all that I discovered growing up,” he said.
It comes as no surprise that The Voice Generations is reportedly a tearjerker filled with triumphs from teachers, students, neighbours, families, and friends.
For those who love the original series Seven has revealed to TV Week that it is expected to air later this year.
The Voice Generations kicks off on January 31st on 7 and 7Plus.