Their arrival marks the departure of current coaches Delta Goodrem and Seal.
“I wanted this window of time to focus on a number of exciting career priorities – a new album, a TV and internet project, and, most importantly, precious time with my children,” Seal said.
Goodrem won’t be giving up her coaching duties altogether with the singer set to join Joel Madden on The Voice Kids and use the extra time to focus on her own music.
“I am so excited to be a part of The Voice Kids and discovering the next generation of Australian talent,” Goodrem said.
Madden, however, will continue hosting duties for both incarnations of the show.
New The Voice coaches Kylie Minogue and will.i.am. (Getty)
Both Minogue and will.i.am said they are “honoured” and “excited” to be sharing the coaching duties with Madden and Ricky Martin.
“Australia is a highly creative country and a place with many good memories that have shaped my music career,” will.i.am said.
While Minogue highlighted a return back home as a key incentive for joining the panel: “I look forward to spending time in Australia, getting up close and personal with new talent and working alongside three amazing artists: Ricky, Joel and will.i.am.”
Darren McMullen will return to host both The Voice and The Voice Kids.
The news comes as Nine announces its new line-up for 2014 including The Voice Kids, two seasons of ‘The Block’, the latest Underbelly focusing on Melbourne crime boss Tony Mokbel Fat Tony & Co. as well as the much anticipated tele-movie Schapelle.
Author: Natasha Lee, Approving editor: Jack Hawke