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All four coaches return for the week-long competition.

The nation’s greatest voices are set to come together for one blockbuster week when The Voice Generations premieres on Seven.

A global-first twist on the smash hit series, this unmissable special event features superstar coaches Keith Urban, Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy witness show-stopping performances, tears and triumph as the power of music connects generations like never before.

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Over three massive nights, Australia’s most talented families, friends, neighbours and even students and teachers team up to vie for Voice glory.

The series begins with the Blind Auditions. Each Generations act takes to the stage hoping to turn the superstar Coaches’ big red chairs. The stakes have never been higher with each Coach only having two coveted spots on their team.

Next, it’s on to the Battles, where the successful eight chair-turning acts will sing head-to-head for a spot in the first ever The Voice Generations Grand Finale.

The four Grand Finalists will take to the stage to perform one last time for their
shot at the title of the world’s first The Voice Generations Champion.

Hosted by Sonia Kruger, The Voice Generations is an ITV Studios Australia production for the Seven Network.

Don’t miss The Voice Generations, a singing competition for the ages, premiering 7:30pm Monday, 31 January on Channel 7 and 7plus.

COACHES

Rita Ora, Keith Urban, Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy serve as coaches for THE VOICE AUSTRALIA (image - Seven)
Rita Ora, Keith Urban, Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy serve as coaches for THE VOICE AUSTRALIA (image – Seven)

Keith Urban

Keith Urban is a one-of-a kind artist: a world-renowned musician, producer, songwriter and singer whose music defies genre. He released his 10th
studio album The Speed of Now Part 1 in September 2020 with a #1 debut in Australia, the US and Canada. Keith possesses an innate ability to connect with people both musically and personally, whether in an arena of 15,000 or outdoors in front of 50,000. A winner of scores of accolades, Keith is a five-time ARIA and four-time Grammy Award winner and has also won the coveted ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year. Between stage and studio, Keith has collaborated with a diverse list of some of the world’s most influential artists including Taylor Swift, Nile Rodgers, John Mayer, Post Malone, Eric Church, Keith Richards and Julia Michaels.

What are you most excited about for The Voice Generations?
I’m excited about getting on set and just having some fun connecting with the generations on the show. What an absolute trip it would be to get up on stage and perform – to show Australia the musical bonds families can share. I’m looking forward to being a part of the special memories these generations will be making on the show.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora is an international critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who holds the record for the most UK Top 10 singles for a British female artist, with four #1 and 13 top 10s. Rita is one of the most played female artists of the 21st century in the UK. In 2021, she co-wrote and produced the global collaboration Bang, the follow up to her album Phoenix, which has amassed over four billion streams worldwide, spawned three platinum singles and includes Lonely Together – her collaboration with Avicii – which won Best Dance VMA at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Her debut album, Ora, premiered at #1 on the UK charts and was certified platinum. Rita is a multi-talented industry leader across TV, culture and fashion. Her film credits include the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, Fast & Furious, Southpaw, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu and Twist.

What role did music play in your family growing up and how did that influence your music?
I was introduced to music very early in life by my parents who would always play it around the house. I loved listening to classic soul music as a kid. There is so much passion and emotion in that genre, and you feel it every time you put on a song by Aretha Franklin or Etta James. Hearing that music from such a young age had a huge influence on who I am as an artist, and I’m so grateful to my parents for bringing that into my life.

Guy Sebastian

Singer, songwriter and producer, Guy Sebastian is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most popular and successful male artists. Guy boasts six #1 ARIA singles, the most by any Australian male artist in ARIA history, three #1 albums and has been awarded seven ARIA awards. Guy’s ninth record, T.R.U.T.H., rocketed to the top of the ARIA Albums Chart in 2021 to become his third #1 record, spawning the mega hits Choir, Before I Go, Standing With You and Love On Display, as well as a sold-out national arena tour in 2022. He has shifted well over seven million combined units worldwide, has 725 million streams worldwide while attaining 69 Platinum certifications and eight Gold certification awards since he first exploded through TV sets and into hearts as the winner of the inaugural season of Australian Idol in 2003. As the first-ever Australian contestant at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, which attracted 200 million viewers, Guy finished in fifth place. As one of Australia’s most loved artists, Guy’s unwavering passion for music translates into consistently authentic, memorable performances.

What are you most excited about for The Voice Generations?
Australia is going to love The Voice Generations! This show is a world first for The Voice and really encapsulates the true unifying aspect of music. It’s such an incredible feeling when you’re surrounded by people who you love, and the harmonies and instruments all come together. It’s infectious and addictive being in a family like that, but it’s also incredible to watch that magic unfold before our eyes.

Jessica Mauboy

R’n’B/Pop icon, actress, musician and role model are all labels that apply to Australia’s own Jessica Mauboy – an accomplished songwriter and pianist with serious acting chops and multiple accolades. Jess first burst onto screens in 2006 and has been a fixture on radio, television, and film ever since. Thanks to the juggernaut that is the Eurovision Song Contest, the globe soon came to know the unique voice of this proudly Australian Indigenous woman. She has expertly made the mix of R’n’B, pop, funk, soul, hip hop and dance her infectious signature sound. Jess is not only a fan favourite, but she’s also earned the respect of her industry peers, as an ARIA Award winner for Best Female in 2013 and an AACTA Award winner for her breakout role in The Sapphires. Jess has an impressive body of work including six Top 10 Albums, 16 Top 20 Singles, over 200 million+ streams globally, two ARIA Awards, 21 Platinum and nine Gold accreditations, and is the first indigenous Australian artist to debut at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart. Jess’ many accolades include an APRA Award, Australian of the Year Award, MTV Europe Music Award and MTV Australia Music Award. She’s collaborated with the likes of Flo Rida, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Jay Sean, and Pitbull, and has taken her hits on the road with three successful tours since 2012. Jess’ latest single Glow
has spawned a national tour this year as she continues to inspire and is determined more than ever to extract the most positive and motivating elements of all that she has learned and infuse them into her new music and share it with the world.

What role did music play in your family growing up and how did that influence your music?
Growing up we were always surrounded by music. Mum and Dad always shared their musical tastes with us kids and played lots of different music. I remember watching mum dance around the kitchen all the time to Donna Summer, Diana Ross and Cher. These incredible musicians have influenced my style of music and song writing. You can hear those bold disco-filtered sounds in my latest single Glow.

HOST

Sonia Kruger

An accomplished presenter, actress, dancer, interviewer and entertainer,
Sonia Kruger is one of Australia’s most recognised and loved faces. As one of the most sought-after television talents, Sonia hosts hit series including The Voice, Big Brother and Dancing with the Stars All Stars. Her talent as one of the country’s foremost dancers saw Sonia land the coveted role of Tina Sparkle in the hugely successful Australian movie, Strictly Ballroom.

What can audiences expect from The Voice Generations?
Generations coming together from all walks of life with oodles of goose bump inducing talent and heart-warming moments that will spark more joy than a Marie Kondo spring clean!

ARTISTS

Kids of Leo
Family Band
Ben, 46, Raein, 15, Freeman, 14, Jake, 12 and Julie, 10
NSW
Dad Ben and his four kids Raein, Freeman, Jake, and Julie are globe-trotting buskers who have performed on the streets of Europe and the US. Amassing over 5.5 million views on YouTube, Kids of Leo are taking their act from the streets to the stage to perform to their biggest crowd yet.

Ty and Eddie
Father and Son
Ty, 48, Eddie, 10
NSW
Father and son duo Ty and Eddie are rock and roll fanatics. Ty, a successful singer-songwriter, has penned chart-topping hits and toured as the support act for Midnight Oil, Rod Stewart, and Hoodoo Gurus, while young Eddie styles himself like Angus Young and has played in a KISS tribute band.

The Hages
Family Group
Debbie, 61, Karlya, 28, Shelley, 24 and Alicia, 21
SA
The Hages are a close-knit musical family made up of mum, Debbie, and her three daughters Karlya, Shelley and Alicia. Between them, they have eight cats and when they are not singing together, they are crafting and making earrings to sell at a local market. Hailing from Spalding in rural South Australia (population 200), The Hages have come to The Voice Generations to put their small town on the map.

Micah and Maurice
Dad and Daughter
Maurice, 41, Micah, 12
NSW
Dance is life for this father and daughter duo. Maurice owns a talent school and created the hit group, Justice crew, while Micah was hand-picked by Justin Bieber to dance on stage with him during his huge Sydney stadium tour. Although the family are well-known for their dancing talent, they have come to The Voice Generations to put their voices centre stage.

Maureen and Crystal
Friends
Maureen, 72, Crystal, 35
VIC
Maureen and Crystal are Australia’s most unlikely best friends. Nearly three decades apart in age, their timeless love of musical theatre has brought them together. Maureen is a veteran of the stage with five decades of experience alongside stars including Hugh Jackman, Kylie Minogue and Marcia Hines. Crystal has performed to thousands as part of an ABBA tribute act. Separately they have played hundreds of stages but have never shared one, until now. Maureen and Crystal are here to prove age is just a number and shouldn’t be a barrier to friendship or success.

Castlereagh Connection
Family Band
David Senior, 32, David Junior 14, Braydon,12 and Travis 11
NSW
Named after the Castlereagh River on which they and their family have lived for generations, when this family band isn’t playing music, they love fishing and playing footy. Mum Lisa is their biggest fan and roadie who works behind the scenes. Castlereagh Connection are proud of their heritage and integrate their local language into their performances. They’ve played a few small-town gigs before but are coming to the big smoke for The Voice Generations to play their biggest gig yet.

The Sulli-Vans
Family Band
Kevin, 58, Ky, 11 and Cha Cha, 9
Travelling Nomads
Dad Kevin threw in his job as forensic crime scene investigator to hit the road with his family for the experience of a lifetime. The family have become singing nomads, travelling over 38,000km around Australia in their Sullli-van, singing their original music and making memories as they go. The Sullivans have made The Voice Generations the next pit stop on their journey.

The Wenas
Family Band
David, 57, Rebekah, 41, Jael, 15, Israel, 13, Esther, 12
and Shenae, 9
VIC
The Wenas are a fun-loving family that live, sing, dress, and party together! Their household is influenced by the family’s Congolese heritage where music and singing at home is a way of life. Eldest daughter Jael, leads the group of six and has already achieved success when she represented Australia at Junior Eurovision in 2018.

The O’Donnells
Family Band
John, 59, Wendy, 57, Johnny, 28, Jacqui, 27, Katelyn, 23,
Johnny, 8 and Amy, 3
QLD
The O’Donnells are a bluegrass family band made up of three generations with a long lineage of musicianship, including Grandpa John’s parents who were both OAM recipients for their contribution to the arts. The band love taking classic pop songs and reimagining them as Bluegrass bangers. The Voice Generations will give the latest generation of The O’Donnells the opportunity to make their musical mark on the family history book, including three-year-old Amy as the youngest performer on any Voice stage in the world.

Bloom and James
Couple
Bloom, 35, James, 53
WA
Bloom and James are madly in love and engaged to be married. The couple met at a gig on New Years’ Eve in 2014 and have never looked back. Bloom’s Nonna was initially unsure of their relationship, given the couple’s almost 20-year age gap, but she is now James’ biggest fan. Bloom and James spend 24/7 together touring the country with their original tribute shows to Adele, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Nicks, and Carole King. They have come to The Voice Generations because they believe this show was made for them!

Jessica and Kelsi
Music teacher and student
Kelsi, 25 and Jessica, 13
NSW
Music teacher Kelsi took Jessica on as her student before realising how much they have in common. They went to the same school, have played the same stages, have played Disney princesses and are both tap-dancing pros! They’ve lived double lives but a decade apart. Despite singing together they have never shared the stage, until now on The Voice Generations.

Christine and Harry
Mother and Son
Christine, 36, Harry, 5
NSW
Mum Christine and her son, Harry, play regular RSL and club gigs on the Central Coast circuit. Christine was still performing onstage until a week before she gave birth, and once Harry arrived, he was singing in nappies and taking dance classes at two. Christine has brought Harry to The Voice Generations to show the world how talented her son is.

Caitlin and Tim
Dad and Daughter
Tim, 52, Caitlin, 23
VIC
Caitlin was a professional gymnast but gave up her Olympic dreams following a devastating accident. Caitlin’s dad supported her through her recovery period and now the tables have turned. Caitlin is her dad’s rock, helping him through his own personal battles. Together they have come to The Voice Generations to strengthen their bond and win the series.

The Voice Generations begins 7:30pm Monday, January 31, on Seven and 7plus.

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