Friday, March 01, 2013
Photo: Jessica Mauboy joins new judge Ricky Martin on The Voice (AAP Image/Gaye Gerard; AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Jessica Mauboy, Ben Lee, Sneaky Sound System singer Connie Mitchell and One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder will make up a new quartet of celebrity mentors on The Voice Australia.
The lineup for Nine Network's TV talent quest, which started production in February, is now complete, according to News Ltd newspapers.
Mauboy will team up with coach Ricky Martin, who took Keith Urban's red swivel chair after the Australian became a judge on Channel Ten's American Idol; Lee will work with Joel Madden; Mitchell will team up with Seal and Tedder will work alongside Delta Goodrem.
The new mentors replace Ricki-Lee Coulter, Megan Washington, Darren Hayes and Joel Madden's twin brother, Benji, who all played supporting roles to the coaches in the program's first season in 2012.