After a successful 2023 season, The Voice Australia is set for a major shake-up this year.
Three of last year’s coaches will be departing the show, with only one returning to their red chair: Guy Sebastian. After days of speculation, Channel Seven have now revealed he will be joined by Adam Lambert, LeAnn Rimes and Kate Miller-Heidke.
“I think I have a lot of wisdom to pass on,” LeAnn told Sunrise hosts Nat Barr and Matt Shirvington on the morning of the announcement. “I love being able to help the next generation and discover new talent. It’s all about nurturing. I’m excited to feature new talent and help them be the best version of themselves.”
In a statement, Adam added that he was in it to win it. Adam Lambert, who was a runner-up on American Idol in 2009, and has since joined the band Queen on tour.
“I am thrilled to be joining the panel of The Voice this season,” he revealed. “I have such great memories in Australia and can’t wait to spend some time down under! Australia has contributed some iconic talents and artists to pop culture, it’ll be fun to coach the next generation of talent. You can expect some killer song selections, fashion fashion fashion, and of course, a win for Team Adam!”
Kate Miller-Heidke is a classically-trained Australian pop singer who also represented Australia at the 2019 Eurovision contest.
“I am so excited to be joining The Voice, and to sit on the panel alongside these incredible singers,” she revealed. “The art and craft of singing has been at the centre of my life and I feel like I have learned some things that might be of help to young or inexperienced performers.
“I’ll be looking for people with the soul of an artist; people with something to say; who make you lean in and want to know more about them. And I’m really looking forward to getting to know the other coaches. Bring it on!”
And of course, fans know Guy , who will be returning for his fifth season as a coach on The Voice, having first appeared on the show in 2019.
“It’s so good to be back on The Voice!” he says. “It is always very special to be a part of a show that continues to not only uncover fresh Aussie talent but also shine a bright, well-deserved light on so many talented singers.
“Adding the insane talent of LeAnn, Kate and Adam on the show this year is going to be killer!! They’re all such amazing, world-class artists who I know will bring something fresh and incredible to the season. Let’s go!”
Other famous names who have previously coached on The Voice Australia include Keith Urban, Delta Goodrem, Joel Madden, Seal, Ricky Martin, Kylie Minogue, Benji Madden, will.i.am, Jessie J, Ronan Keating, Kelly Rowland, Boy George and Joe Jonas.