Kylie Minogue is joining The Voice UK.
The Australian pop star, who will be joining the show as a coach, said that she loved “the concept” of The Voice and was excited to join Will.i.am and Tom Jones.
Minogue said: “I’m very excited to become a coach on The Voice UK. I love the concept of the show and have been an avid viewer of both series. The search for new talent is such an important aspect of the music industry and The Voice UK gives us all a part to play in that. Will I be competitive? Probably more than even I imagine!”
The Hollywood Reporter notes that The Voice UK started off strong during its first season but that ratings dropped in season two. The BBC is hoping that Kylie Minogue will be able to turn the show around for its third season.
The BBC said: “Grammy award-winner Kylie has had worldwide record sales of more than 68 million and was given an Order of the British Empire for services to music… With 10 world tours, 11 successful albums and over 50 hit singles internationally, Kylie is well placed to use her expertise to find and nurture new and exciting vocal talent.”
Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue recently left their coaching positions. Kylie Mongue will be filling one of those chairs and the BBC will announce another coach “in due course.”
Will.i.am said: “While I will miss Danny and Jessie, I’m excited to be returning for season three and to work with Kylie and Tom. Together we will mix it up and bring new energy and ideas to the show.”