Ricky Out and Ronan in for The Voice 2016

The Voice judging panel is undergoing a makeover in 2016, but it may not be the only change to the series.

Irish superstar Ronan Keating will take to the red chair as a Coach on The Voice in 2016. He will be joining Jessie J, Delta Goodrem and The Madden Brothers for the fifth season of The Voice, Ronan is of course no stranger to reality TV having previously  judged on The X Factor  for five seasons,

Ronan Keating said: “I’m so excited to join the coaching lineup for The Voice this year. Australia is my second home and over the years I’ve witnessed firsthand the incredible talent across the country. I really can’t wait to get back to Sydney to try out my new red chair.”

 After winning the fourth season of The Voice with singer-songwriter teen Ellie Drennan, Jessie J returns to mentor the new season’s group of artists. Jessie J said: “I really enjoy coaching and teaching. And I love sharing my experiences and knowledge with hungry, aspiring, talented people. So being a Coach on The Voice combines those two things perfectly. Ellie winning was a highlight for me. To be front row watching such a lovely young woman have such a moment was inspiring. And to be there to hold her hand was great. “I can’t wait to be back and bring what I’ve learnt during the break to the show and meet new singers who want to work hard.”

Coach Delta Goodrem had a highlight year in 2015 following her return to the top of the national ARIA charts with Wings, Goodrem’s ninth number one platinum selling single. Delta is currently touring Australia playing the role of Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats The Musical. Delta said: “I’m thrilled to be starting the new year with my fellow Coaches on a show that I’m very proud of being a part of, and looking forward to discovering great Australian talent.”

After a hugely successful 2015 season, with two artists making the Grand Final – Joe Moore and Nathan Hawes who took second and third place for their team – Australia’s adopted sons, Joel and Benji  Madden, return, keen to take out 2016’s top vocal title.

The Madden Brothers said: “The Voice 2015 was a huge show for us, taking Joe and Nathan all the way to the Grand Final, and also rocking the double chair. We can’t wait to get back to Oz and work with Jessie, Delta and Ronan on discovering some more amazing new talent, and hopefully take home the win this time.”

Sonia Kruger will return as host for the 2016 season with no word on if  Darren McMullen will be involved in some capacity