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The Voice Australia – filming begins!

Nine’s new singing comp The Voice Australia has begun filming at Fox Studios in Sydney this week, but there have been claims that audience members are being turned away because of a ticket stuff-up.

As Daily Telegraph reported:

Our phones rang hot with some claiming more than 200 weren’t allowed into one session of the Nine singing search, but booking agent Applause Store insisted ticket holders were told it was “first come, first served.

With the blind auditions starting this week, the news of judge Delta Goodrem’s breakup with American teen star Nick Jonas has hit the papers today with her manager confirming the split. Now, we don’t know exactly when the pair parted ways, reportedly due to their separate careers, but the news has certainly come out at the right time with the start of filming this week. While the open auditions for a rival singing search commences next month, The Voice Australia definitely has enough momentum for a big launch in April.

I’m very interested to see newcomers Seal and Keith Urban on the judging panel alongside Joel Madden and Delta Goodrem. Both Joel and Delta have appeared on Australian Idol as guest judges in the past and with Joel even appeared on The X Factor Australia as a mentor during the overseas week.

6 comments

1 smauge { 02.22.12 at 8:33 am }

Didn’t she break up with Brian McFadden just before he was judging on one of these shows? Are we seeing a pattern here?

2 Smee { 02.22.12 at 8:42 am }

There have been up to 300 turned away from every taping of the show. 2 shows a day since Sunday. It is a disgrace, because the turned away ticket holders are directed by The Voice to the Applause Store to get priority tickets for another taping, yet even priority ticket holders have been turned away.
Applause Store do not answer the phone and they don’t reply to emails.
Something needs to be done to correct this. A lot of people have travelled from interstate, paying airfares and hotel accomodation thinking they were going to get in because they had a ticket.

3 Bec { 02.22.12 at 2:08 pm }

The break up won’t surprise too many who read blind items. There are 2 separate blinds with the popular guess being Delta & Joel with Jonas being a sucker or PR deal. Not sure if I’m allowed to post the link so please delete it if you don’t want it up here. http://blindgossip.com/?p=37998 Could make the show more interesting.

4 Anthony { 02.22.12 at 6:44 pm }

I called up two friends who went to the recording on Tuesday, and they said they were lucky to get in after waiting for two hours. They say we should look out for the judges performing Seal’s hit ‘Never Gonna Survive’ (if it goes to air) and a contestant named Carice Eden! Let’s check back in April and see :-)

5 Aneets { 02.22.12 at 8:00 pm }

Interesting you say that Bec as this blind item on another gossip site
http://www.dlisted.com/2012/02/15/blind-items-i-guess-you-guess
picked Delta & Joel as a couple too. Hmmmm, should make for interesting viewing!

6 smauge { 02.22.12 at 8:20 pm }

Isn’t Joel married to Nicole Richie?