Kylie Minogue, will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones have been confirmed as coaches on series three of The Voice UK.
"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! Watch this space!" Kylie Minogue
Grammy award-winner Kylie has had worldwide record sales of more than 68 million and was given an OBE 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.
Kylie 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! Watch this space!"
Mark Linsey, Controller Entertainment Commissioning, BBC, said: “Kylie is a hugely respected figure within the world of music and will be a fantastic addition to The Voice UK. She is a true pop icon and her longevity in the industry is testament to her creative and musical ability.”
Moira Ross, Head of Entertainment for Wall to Wall, said: “In terms of pop royalty, it really doesn’t get much better than Kylie. With more than two decades of global success under her belt, I know she’ll bring something truly special to the coaching line-up.”
Bringing his own unique style to The Voice UK, Grammy award-winning recording artist, producer, DJ, innovator and philanthropist will.i.am will reprise his role in the famous red chairs and search for the next exciting vocal talent following two highly successful years on the show.
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.”
Mark Linsey, Controller Entertainment Commissioning, BBC, said: “I am thrilled to welcome will.i.am back for series three. He is immensely talented and brings with him a huge amount of knowledge and industry credibility. He is a champion of new, exciting artists, with a proven track record of being an outstanding and dedicated coach both on the series and beyond.”
Moira Ross, Head of Entertainment for Wall to Wall, said: “will.i.am has an incredible ability to spot raw talent and really bring out the best in his team. I can’t wait to see him back in action with his unique coaching style for the third series.”
Music legend Sir Tom Jones will join Kylie and will.i.am in the red chairs when he returns as a coach to series three of The Voice UK.
After winning series one with Leanne Mitchell and coaching runner-up country singer Mike Ward in series two, Sir Tom Jones has a proven track record as a successful coach and mentor on The Voice UK with an eye for nurturing talent from different genres.
On reprising his role on this series, Sir Tom said: “I’m really looking forward to series three of The Voice UK and although I’ll miss Jessie and Danny, Kylie and the fourth coach will be a welcome addition to the line-up.”
Mark Linsey, Controller Entertainment Commissioning, BBC, said: “Sir Tom Jones has a vast wealth of experience and brings a huge amount of credibility and gravitas to the show. I am very excited to have him back on board.”
Moira Ross, Head of Entertainment for Wall to Wall, said: “Tom is one of the world’s absolute music legends and it’s great to have him back. Having triumphed in the first series, I’m sure he’ll be keen to snap up the best voices and battle it out to regain the champion’s title for series three.”
Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, said: “I knew the line-up wouldn’t disappoint! To secure the princess of pop Kylie and announce the return of will.i.am and Sir Tom is a really great moment for the show, bring on The Voice Series three, back on BBC One in January 2014!”
The remaining coach for the new series will be announced in due course.