The Voice has flipped on plans to launch on Monday April 16 and will now debut at 7pm Sunday April 15 and continue April 16 & 17.
Nine will boldly go up against the closing night of the Commonwealth Games. Tickets for the Closing Ceremony indicate 7:30pm, but the event may not start until later.
This season is promising bringing “world-first additions to the format” with a Wild Card format, giving some performers a second chance. Each Coach will have 4 acts in Live shows (instead of 3) and there will be guest performers.
Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist Joe Jonas will be filling the fourth red chair on this season of The Voice. After rising to fame as one-third of the award-winning Jonas Brothers, the DNCE frontman is best known today for the breakout smash hit Cake By The Ocean, which has amassed well over a billion streams around the world.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of a massive show like The Voice, especially getting to do it all in Australia where the fans are amazing,” Jonas said. “I had a taste of the show in the US last year, so now I have the knowledge to take #TeamJoe all the way in 2018.”
Joining Jonas are returning Coaches Kelly Rowland and Boy George, both back by popular demand after winning over the hearts of fans around the nation in season six.
Delta Goodrem, the reigning winning Coach of The Voice Australia from seasons five and six, will be looking to make it three in a row in 2018.
Sonia Kruger returns as host for The Voice.
The talent across Australia is at an all-time high in 2018, and season seven will feature the most four-chair turns in the history of The Voice Australia.
Blind Auditions: Here we meet the hopefuls who will audition for our Coaches in the hope of turning a chair. This season there will be the most four-chair turns ever.
Knockouts: Artists go head-to-head in groups of three as they perform a song their Coach has chosen within a theme. There are two thrilling “steals” per Coach up for grabs this season.
Battles: In a world-first, the Battles this season will grant each Coach a one-time use of a Wild Card save. This allows each Coach to give one of their final six artists a second chance at success, with the public deciding the fate of the four Wild Card artists and sending one to the Live Shows, turning the Top 12 into a Top 13. This will also afford one Coach an advantage of having four artists heading into the Live Shows instead of three.
Live Shows: 13 artists will ultimately take part in the Live Shows. As the artists perform, a live public vote remains open on The Voice app throughout the show, determining which artist will go home the following week. Special guest performances by international artists will also be featured in the Live Shows, with more details to be announced soon.
The winner of The Voice will receive the grand prize of a recording contract with Universal Music Australia and $100,000 in prizemoney.
The Voice Australia is filmed at Fox Studios in Sydney and produced by ITV Studios on behalf of Channel Nine.
7pm Sunday April 15 on Nine.