The junior version features 8 – 14 year olds coached by Delta Goodrem, Joel & Benji Madden (as a single team) and Mel B.
The early move means the show will avoid launching ahead of Seven’s upcoming X Factor, which proved to be the death of Australia’s Got Talent.
Audiences have also shown they have no problem with watching The Voice on multiple nights. While some may see it as overkill, ‘piggybacking’ while the main event has momentum may not be such a bad idea.
It’s not clear how many nights it will air but don’t rule out Sunday – Wednesday for the brand.
An exciting new show that will unearth Australia’s outstanding young musical talent will wow viewers when The Voice Kids premieres Sunday, June 22, at 6.30pm on Channel Nine.
With four superstar Coaches seated in the world-famous big red chairs, the country’s most vocally gifted children will take to the Voice stage hoping to become Australia’s first ever winner of The Voice Kids.
The Voice Coach Joel Madden will be joined by his brother and musical partner Benji as the pair of international hit-makers head up Team Madden. Sitting alongside them on the coaching panel will be another Voice favourite, singing sensation and Australian musical phenomenon Delta Goodrem, as well as a new member of the Voice family, global pop icon Mel B.
The Coaches will nurture these incredibly talented kids with the aim of leading them to victory, as well as sharing their invaluable music knowledge and advice along the way.
These emerging young stars aged 8-14 will try to win over the Coaches using only the power of their voice in the Blind Auditions. With just 15 places available on each team, the competition will be tough and the talent will blow you away.
Once the teams are set, each Coach will dedicate themselves to developing their singers, exploring their talents and sharing advice on what they’ve learnt throughout their own successful careers.
In phase two of the competition – the Battle Rounds – the Coaches will pit three of their own team members head to head, singing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After each Battle the Coach must then choose just one of these singers to advance to the Sing-Offs.
During the Sing-Offs each artist will take to the stage in a last-ditch effort to impress their Coach and be chosen to move through to the Grand Finale. With only two spaces per team up for grabs, each Coach will be faced with the incredibly tough decision of which artists to send through.
At the Grand Finale, the top six artists will perform individually – and the Coaches must then decide which three go on to face the public vote which determines who will become the very first Voice Kids winner, taking home a $50,000 music scholarship.
Joining host Darren McMullen will be season one Voice artist and Team Joel favourite, Prinnie Stevens. As a seasoned performer and young mother, Prinnie will be backstage with the kids offering final words of encouragement and advice as they take their first step onto the stage.
The Voice Kids begins with the Blind Auditions on Sunday, June 22, at 6.30pm on Channel Nine.
The Voice Kids: Premieres Sunday, June 22, at 6.30pm
House Husbands: Continues Sunday, June 22, at 9.00pm
The Voice Live Shows: Begin Monday, June 23, at 7.30pm