The Voice Australia to return in 2022 with brand new spin-off series
The Voice Australia is set to return in 2022 with not one but two seasons of the singing competition.
Alongside season 11, a new spin-off show titled The Voice: Generations is coming to Channel Seven next year with applications open now.
“We're casting for the first ever season of The Voice - Generations,” the casting call reads.
“If you perform alongside other singers or musicians from other generations, if you jam out with your dad’s mates, rock out with your neighbours, sing with your daughter, perform as a family around the campfire then apply below.”
“It's time to bring all generations to The Voice stage, all at once!”
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While there are no age restrictions, the groups must include two or more people, represent more than one generation and contain at least one vocalist.
Seven’s Network Director of Programming, Angus Ross, told TV Tonight: “We are so thrilled with the series, we think it deserves a spin-off and The Voice: Generations is the perfect way to add an exciting new dimension to the format.”
The announcement comes as the current season of The Voice soars in the ratings, with each episode peaking at over one million viewers.
Coach Guy Sebastian recently revealed to Yahoo Lifestyle the many reasons why he thinks season ten has been such a huge success.
“It's the right tone for now, it's very positive,” he explained. “I mean, we've got guys who mow lawns, we’ve got beautiful blind opera singers and people who don't back themselves and people that you would never know have this amazing voice.
“I think that the show has gone back to its original DNA. It’s fun, it's reminding people that anyone can achieve something amazing.
“I think people are at home just wanting to have a moment where they feel good. All of us went into it saying the same thing: We don't want this to be bickering, we just want to do it for the right reasons.”
The Believer hitmaker went on to say that he believes there was a major difference in the casting process for the show this year as well.
“We didn't really go down the path again of just sourcing industry people that have done it for a while,” he said. “Because I think a lot of those people, for whatever reason, haven't been able to translate what they do to the level that The Voice is trying to find.
“And I always actually say, The Voice isn't just about trying to find a superstar. We also give a platform to gigging musicians and people who do what they do, and expose them to so many other people to enhance what they do.”
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