“The Voice” Australia 2016 returns for its fifth season. Once again, hopefuls have another chance to catch the attention of the judges. With any luck, maybe one or all red chairs will turnaround.
One familiar face “The Voice” Australia can expect to see again is Jessie J. The British musician arrived in Sydney last Saturday. She’s back as a judge for season 5, Daily Mail reported. Hence, it’s likely the show has started filming.
She joins Delta Goodrem, Ronan Keating, and brothers Benji and Joel Madden on the judges’ panel. The website took note of Jessie J’s recent Instagram pic from the set.
Australians reportedly disliked Jessie J during season 4. However, she might have been the show’s secret weapon following the departure of singer Kylie Minogue.
Her fierce commentary helped boost the show’s ratings. Moreover, she mentored Ellie Drennan, the youngest “The Voice” Australia winner.
However, it appears her fiery run-ins with Delta Goodrem were also significant attraction. Tension between the two coaches would often erupt during their assessment of the contestants’ performances.
The show’s executive producer John Walsh even revealed their catfight is “genuine”.
9Jumping released Jessie J’s statement about her return to the show.
“I can’t wait to be back and bring what I’ve learnt during the break to the show and meet new singers who want to work hard.”
In December 2015, news of singer Ronan Keating joining “The Voice” Australia came out, Daily Mail reported then.
He will take over the seat vacated by Ricky Martin. The Irish singer expressed excitement for the show.
“I’m so excited to join the coaching lineup for The Voice this year. Australia is my second home and over the years I’ve witnessed firsthand the incredible talent across the country. I really can’t wait to get back to Sydney to try out my new red chair,” Keating stated.
— Ronan Keating (@ronanofficial) April 4, 2016
Prior to his enlistment on “The Voice” Australia, Keating was part of “The X Factor” Australia where he met his Aussie wife Storm Uechtritz. Hence, his affinity with the country.