Nine viewers in Western Australia are being served a double body blow this weekend, first with regional viewers losing programming, and now viewers across the state will miss out on Live voting for The Voice semi final.
Voice viewers in South Australia and the Northern Territory will also be 30 minutes behind a Live vote.
Tomorrow night the 4 singers will proceed to the next stage, while another 4 will fight for 2 extra places. This will comprise a Live vote during the show which disadvantages viewers outside the AEST timezone.
A Nine spokesperson told TV Tonight, they would post a message via The Voice app and @TheVoiceAu on Twitter.
“Because of the time difference, they won’t have yet seen the performances, but nonetheless they can still vote for their favourite artists. So WA, NT and SA viewers will still have the ability to vote even though they haven’t see the performances,” they said.
Nine is also not offering the show Live on 9NOW for viewers in those states to by-pass the delay.
Of course in Perth viewers are hooked on House Rules by a country mile anyway. At least there are no singers from WA, SA or NT left in the show, which could have seen lower fan votes.
Of the remaining 6 singers another vote will take place across the week to choose 4 for the Grand Final.
But the Grand Final is expected to entail another Live vote, potentially leaving viewers to wait for another prompt from The Voice app and Twitter.
Last week coach Ronan Keating telling a singer last week he should ignore Twitter.