After months and months of speculation and rumours, The Voice has just unveiled its new crop of coaches who will be joining the show as it heads to Channel Seven and look, it’s a solid line-up and all, but… I was promised The Veronicas, I was expecting The Veronicas, and I was not delivered The Veronicas and I’m not fucking happy at all.
The red spinning chairs will soon be inhabited by a decent enough crew, as I said, including returning judges Guy Sebastian and ARIA and GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban, along with British pop sensation Rita Ora. But the absolute saving grace of the new line-up is earthbound goddess Jessica Mauboy who will bring her talent show experience, incredible vocal prowess and all-around benevolent vibes to the new season.
Earlier this year, an “industry insider” told New Idea that “Seven are going for local coaches only, which means no more Kelly Rowland or Boy George, or overseas celebrities Zooming in.”
The publication added that two (well, three) replacements have already been scouted, including national treasures Jessica Mauboy (which turned out to be true) and The Veronicas (which turned out to be a soul-shattering LIE).
Can you just IMAGINE if Jess Mauboy and The Veronicas took over the reins of the show? Throw in queen mother Tina Arena and it basically would’ve been this ~powerful~ energy every single ep:
Ah well, coulda, shoulda, woulda.
The list of stars who were rumoured to have joined The Voice was a long one, including Mariah Carey, Troye Sivan, Kylie Minogue and Lorde.
Meanwhile, if, like me, you’re c r a v i n g some more Veronicas in your life (and on your telly) following their hit MTV series, Blood Is For Life, then you’re in luck, ‘cos they’re set to star on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice Australia.
The gals join the following local celebs on the new season of the show:
• English comedian and actor, Ross Noble
• Judge on The Block, interior designer and writer, Shaynna Blaze
• Winner of Australian Survivor: All-Stars and international model, David Genat
• Star of Married at First Sight and social media influencer, Martha Kalifatidis
• Writer, comedian, and star of Here Come the Habibs, Rob Shehadie
• Iconic fashion designer and artist, Camilla Franks
• ARIA Award-winning artist, Anthony Callea
• Professional surfer and Instagram star, Alex Hayes
• Celebrity personal trainer, author and TV personality, Michelle Bridges
• One half of Nova FM’s Fitzy & Wippa radio show, Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli
• The most successful woman in Australian Ninja Warrior history and Olympic gymnast, Olivia Viviant
Both The Voice and Celebrity Apprentice are set to air in 2021.