New judging line-up for The Voice 2021 revealed

New judging line-up for The Voice 2021 revealed

Guy Sebastian is the last man standing on The Voice Australia, with three fresh new faces joining the show.

The revamped judging panel will include Rita Ora, Keith Urban and Jessica Mauboy.

The news comes after Channel 7 took over the music program from rival network Channel 9, with previous coaches Boy George, Kelly Rowland and Delta Goodrem losing their gigs.

Sonia Kruger is set to host the show.

Channel 7 is hoping to cut the budget of the show to $20 million, which is half of what Channel 9 reportedly spent.

Channel 7 managed to score the show after Nine failed to renew it within the required time frame for another season.

Nine swiftly released a scathing statement, telling news.com.au in September: “Unfortunately due to the age of the show and its declining demographic profile, The Voice had become by far the poorest financial performer on our slate. We wish Seven well in their quest to revive yet another Nine show.”

Meanwhile, Seven’s director of programming Angus Ross said: “The Voice remains the biggest entertainment show in Australia averaging over 1.5 million viewers each week – delivering on broadcast, demographics and streaming. We jumped at the opportunity to bring this juggernaut into Seven’s 2021 schedule. Our plans to supercharge the format are well under way.”