The Voice

Meet the coaches on The Voice Australia 2019

See who's taking a seat in the big red chair...

By Tina Burke
The Voice Australia returns for its eighth season on Sunday night, with auditions introducing viewers to an incredible new batch of aspiring artists hoping to be crowned the winner.
The series, which has introduced us to the voices of Alfie Arcuri, Vera Blue and more, is back with a twist in 2019. Some of the singers auditioning for the coaches will be former contestants, such as Prinnie Stevens and Sheldon Riley.
So, who are the famous stars set to guide these new and returning contestants through The Voice Australia? Scroll through to meet this year's coaches...

Delta Goodrem

Veteran The Voice Australia judge Delta returns for her seventh year in the big red chair, having been a coach on every season bar one.
The Wings singer has previously had two back-to-back wins, with Alfie Arcuri in 2016 and Judah Kelly in 2017. Her coaching crown was taken by Kelly Rowland last year, can she reclaim her title with another victory?

Kelly Rowland

Speaking of Kelly, the US singer claimed victory in her second season of The Voice Australia, taking out the top spot with her artist Sam Perry in 2018.
One thing Kelly doesn't want to hear in this year's blind auditions is contestants singing one of her songs.
"It's just weird," she says of artists covering the coaches music. "Don't try something that just doesn't work.
"That's the most frustrating part with some of the artists on the show," Kelly explains. "You need to be unique, because it's way harder to get signed [to a record label] now."

Boy George

Like Kelly, Boy George is back for his third season of The Voice Australia.
He's had two close calls in the Grand Final in previous years, with Hoseah Partsch placing second in 2017 and Sheldon Riley placing third in 2018. This time he's determined to win and, according to host Sonia Kruger, he's prepared to get feisty.
"Right off the blocks, on the first day of filming, George was just fired up," Sonia tells OK! Magazine.
"He storms off at one point – there's a lot that does go on among the coaches this year, that's for sure."

Guy Sebastian

Guy Sebastian is stepping in to Joe Jonas' shoes as the new coach, drawing on his expertise as a former winner of a reality TV singing contest to help his contestants.
The Australian Idol alum reveals he's looking forward to passing on some of his wisdom.
"I'm really pumped to join the panel of coaches on the new season of The Voice," Guy says of his new gig. "Being a musician over the last 15 years has been an extremely fulfilling time. I love that I can share my experience with some new aspiring artists so we can inject some fresh talent into the music industry."
The Voice Australia premieres Sunday May 19, 7pm on Nine.

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