American pop star Jason Derulo announced as Keith Urban’s replacement on The Voice Australia
Fans of The Voice Australia can expect fireworks from new coach Jason Derulo when the singing competition goes to air later this year.
The 33-year-old American pop sensation says he’s out to find the next global superstar.
And Jason has already sent a strong message to co-stars Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy.
‘I’m super, super duper competitive, almost unhealthily competitive,’ the cocky Talk Dirty singer said in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph.
Jason has come to the Channel Seven hit as a replacement for fan favourite Keith Urban, who left the show as a coach at the end of last season.
American pop star Jason Derulo (pictured) joins The Voice Australia as a coach for the 2023 season
The 33-year-old sensation says he’s out to find the next global superstar. Jason is pictured live on stage in Rio in Brazil in 2023
‘I will bring a global perspective,’ Derulo said, explaining his game plan.
‘These are obviously musicians from Australia but the way that the music industry has changed, there’s no rules anymore.’
He said that contestants should not be ‘pigeonholed’ as future local stars.
‘I think more so than ever, the lines have been blurred so there’s an opportunity for a global star to come out of this.’
Jason, who was raised in Florida, became a star in 2009 with his first single Whatcha Say which was a No. 1 hit in the US.
Since then he has sold more than 250million singles globally including the hits Wiggle, Trumpets and It Girl.
Jason has come to the Channel Seven show as a replacement for fan favourite Keith Urban (pictured) who left the Voice as a coach at the end of last season
Urban appeared as a judge on the first season of The Voice Australia, before leaving and then returning for seasons 10 and 11
Keith said last October he was trying to balance his schedule with wife Nicole Kidman, 55, (right) so they could take their children to visit their grandparents and extended family for the Christmas holidays
He has also written tunes for Diddy and rapper Lil Wayne, and currently has 57 million TikTok followers.
Meanwhile, Urban said he quit The Voice because he wanted to spend time with his family and tour Australia.
The country music star, 54, left the singing show to kick off the Down Under leg of The Speed Of Now World Tour based on the titular album he released in 2020.
He told The Daily Telegraph on last October he was trying to balance his schedule with wife Nicole Kidman so they could take their children to visit their grandparents and extended family over break, last Christmas.
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