Mel B and Benji Madden Join The Voice Kids

Delta Goodrem and Joel Madden will be joined by Mel B and Benji Madden when the search for the best kid voice of Australia.

The move to hire Mel B is a surprising move given how much she cost the network last year after breaching her Channel 7 contract by signing up for Australia’s Got Talent.  “I’m so excited to be going back to my second home and returning to Australian television this year. I will be joining a great lineup of Coaches on The Voice Kids. It’s going to be so much fun, and I can’t wait to get started,” Mel B said.

Benjii and Joel Madden will team up to create one single Team Madden.  “I’m really glad to be back in Australia. I’m always happy to work with my brother and especially to be a part of The Voice Kids. I always jump at the chance to mentor kids when it comes to music. This is gonna be a lot of fun,” Benji said.

Delta Goodrem who is taking time out from the main series of The Voice will complete the coaching line up.

“I am so delighted to be a part of the coaching team for The Voice Kids and really look forward to supporting and nurturing the contestants and working with Joel, Benji and Mel,” Delta said.

Adrian Swift, Nine Network’s Director of Development, said: “The Voice Kids is a whole new opportunity to share the extraordinary talent of young people in this country. We are very excited to have a panel of Coaches of this international standard to nurture these young artists through the show.

“Delta is one of the best individual voices Australia has produced. With the Spice Girls and as a solo artist Mel has sold over 80 million records. Benji and Joel have gone from chart-topping hit makers to become a formidable writing and producing team. If you’re a young Australian voice with a dream of finding an audience, we have the best stage in town.”

Darren McMullen will return as host and be joined by  season one Team Joel favourite on The Voice, Prinnie Stevens. As a seasoned performer and young mother, Prinnie will be backstage with the kids offering final words of encouragement and advice as they take their first step onto the stage.

The Voice Kids is coming to Nine soon.