'The Voice UK': Kylie Minogue, will.i.am, Tom Jones confirmed as judges
The judges seats have been filled: Kylie Minogue, will.i.am, and Tom Jones are set for "The Voice UK" for Season 3, the BBC announced on Wednesday (Sept. 11).
While Minogue had been rumored to be in talks to judge for some time, the network confirmed she is joining the singing competition while will.i.am and Jones are returning as judges, THR reports. "Grammy award-winner Kylie has had worldwide record sales of more than 68 million and was given an Order of the British Empire for services to music," the BBC says. "With 10 world tours, 11 successful albums and over 50 hit singles internationally, Kylie is well placed to use her expertise to find and nurture new and exciting vocal talent."
Minogue -- a fan of the show -- is excited to join as a judge. "I love the concept of the show and have been an avid viewer of both series," Minogue says. "The search for new talent is such an important aspect of the music industry, and 'The Voice UK' gives us all a part to play in that. Will I be competitive? Probably more than even I imagine! Watch this space!"
Former "The Voice UK" judges Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue left the coaching panel in recent months, and the fourth remaining seat will be filled "in due course," the BBC says.
"While I will miss Danny and Jessie, I'm excited to be returning for season three and to work with Kylie and Tom," will.i.am says. "Together we will mix it up and bring new energy and ideas to the show."