There are two reports today on TV talent judges today.
One suggests Nine may be luring Dannii Minogue to The Voice and another that speculates whether Ricki Lee Coulter may judge Young Talent Time.
Signing Minogue for The Voice would be a coup, as well as undermining Seven’s stranglehold on Australia’s Got Talent.
All three AGT judges are understood to be out of contract, so it would suit any star to have networks bidding for their services. On The Voice Minogue would be part of a more mature vehicle, mentoring serious singers. On Australia’s Got Talent she remains an observer, watching on as everything from tap dancing kids to pole dancers wait for a verdict.
But AGT has been good to Minogue, giving her a platform and her early success helped open doors for a judging role on The X Factor UK. So she already knows the appeal of mentoring singers. On the other hand AGT is now a proven ratings hit. There are no guarantees The Voice will work.
Meanwhile, there are whispers that Ricki-Lee Coulter may be in the running for a judging role on Young Talent Time.
Coulter is a graduate of Australian Idol (as is host Rob Mills) herself, but I’m also intrigued to read it too may have judges as mentors. That certainly didn’t happen in its first run.
“We love Ricki-Lee, we’ve had a lot to do with her over the years, but we are yet to have any discussions about the judging panel,” a spokeswoman said. “It’s still very early in the process.”
Source: Herald Sun