Keith, Other Aussie Voice Mentors Have Yet to Sign for Second Season
“We’re working on it,” Keith tells Sydney newspaper.
Can you imagine Blake Shelton with a British accent?
OK, we can't either, but it's sure interesting that Britsh singer Seal is saying some of the exact same things that Okie Blake is saying.
The Aussie version of The Voice—starring Keith Urban and Seal as two of the four mentors—is wrapping up Sunday night. But none of the four mentors for that show has signed up for a second season yet, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
"We're working on it," Keith told the newspaper.
One of the roadblocks, Seal says, is that each of the four mentors—him and Keith, and rocker Joel Madden and Aussie singer Delta Goodrem—has his or her own solo careers.
"Of course we would love for this experience to continue again, as artists it's changed us, but we all have a career," Seal said. "We are working musicians and singers and working responsibilities, so there's more to it than that [re-signing]."
Those are the same thoughts that Blake Shelton expressed just a week or so ago when he complained that two seasons a year for the U.S. version are too much for him and fellow mentors Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green.
"The reason that you want the four of us is because we're viable artists right now, current. And we can't do both if we do back-to-back seasons," he said. "I mean, I'd love to do it from now on, but it just needs to work in a way that I can still [tour] and do that at the same time. So, something's gotta give, you know."