Fans of The Voice have been waiting with bated breath to find out who will fill the red spinning chair of "our" Keith Urban when the biggest show on Australian TV returns in 2013.
Today, rumours have been quashed and questions put to rest as it was announced that pop star Ricky Martin would join Seal, Joel Madden, and Delta Goodrem in coaching the next batch of singing hopefuls to find the nation’s best voice.
Viewers will no doubt miss the kind words and trademark Aussie antics of Urban, but his replacement brings with him some serious music industry cred.
Ricky Martin has released 51 singles, 15 albums, and over 60 million album sales worldwide in a career punctuated by historic pop moments like the 1998 World Cup anthem and showstopping Grammy’s performance of single “The Cup of Life”.
The latest addition to the hit reality show’s line-up expressed his excitement over joining the team in Australia via Twitter earlier today.
"Sending mad love to everyone in #Australia. Can’t wait to go back. Peace!" he wrote.
The appointment has been endorsed by fellow Voice coach Joel Madden, who will return for its sophomore season.
"He’s a classy guy and will bring a real warm vibe," he said.