The show’s ratings seem to have been dwindling, but Seal is sure to give it the boost in fame that it needs and deserves. There’s actually a lot to love about The Voice Australia — here are five reasons.
1. First things first, we have Seal!
Seal is not only a highly accomplished musician in his own right, but he has also proven to be an incredible coach, and led both Karise Eden in 2012 and Harrison Craig in 2013 to victory. He was part of the show at its inception — so we’re obviously excited to be getting him back.
2. It’s largely dominated by women
We can’t help notice that The Voice Australia has a bit of a girl-power element to it, and out of six seasons, since it began in 2012, only two winners have been men (2013’s Harrison Craig and 2016’s Alfie Arcuri). Go, girls!
3. The coaches are forever changing
We love The Voice US: The coaches are amazing, and yes, they’ve found a winning combination, but they seldom change them (Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and, until recently, Christina Aguilera have been in the judges chairs forever). The dynamic is slightly different with The Voice Australia, which we think keeps it interesting — and we’ve certainly had an interesting mix of coaches in the past. Previous coaches include Keith Urban, Ricky Martin, Kylie Minogue, Will.i.am, Jessie J, Benji and Joel Madden, Ronan Keating, Delta Goodrem and of course, Seal.
5. We had The Voice Kids
In 2013, Channel Nine decided it would be a smart move to branch out and become more inclusive by allowing a younger generation (between 8 and 14 years) a shot at making their musical dreams a reality with The Voice Kids. While this concept isn’t for everyone, and it’s true that competitions such as these can be too much pressure for children to handle, what it does prove is that Australia (or at least Channel Nine) is thinking outside the box to try to create different shows with different dynamics to give the enormous pool of local talent a chance.
5. It’s an opportunity to give local talent exposure
We’ve had some incredible talent on the show. Seriously, we’ve been super-impressed with the diverse range of contestants, including Jess Berney, Johnny Rollins and Anja Nissen. But next year, even more emphasis will be placed on ensuring that this competition has its biggest focus yet on local talent and largest ever local production budget, part of Channel Nine’s wider programming plans, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.