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Every year when The Voice Australia comes back they say it's going to be bigger and better than before, but in 2019 there is a huge new twist : An All Stars element, which will see former Voice artists return for another shot at the crown. © Nine Sam Perry and Kelly Rowland. In addition to this, there's a new Coach in town, with Guy Sebastian joining Boy George, Delta Goodrem and reigning champion Kelly Rowland, who took the title last year with Sam Perry, one of the most controversial artists the show has seen thanks to his use of a looping station.
The Voice Australia got off to an explosive start this evening when Boy George angrily stormed off set.
The Culture Club singer grabbed his phone and left the stage when busker Daniel Shaw told him that "no one cares" about the fact he plays guitar.
"I think after that comment, go with Delta," Boy George told him, before whispering to Delta, "No one cares about playing guitar?! What a weird thing to say."
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A producer was forced to intervene, to which Boy George replied, "Don't follow me. I'm annoyed. He turned around to me and said, 'Who cares if I play guitar? That's not cool. I'm not going back".
While viewers won't find out the outcome until tomorrow's episode, Daniel – who got four chair turns with his incredible rendition of Labrinth's Beneath Your Beautiful - says he's still baffled by Boy George's exit.
"One minute Boy George was there, the next minute he wasn't," the singer, 20, tells TV WEEK.
"I don't know what happened as I had just finished my audition and was getting feedback from the other coaches. I still don't know what exactly it was that made him walk off!"
There's no doubt Boy George has been feeling the pressure. Up until now, the star has struggled to find an artist for his team.
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New coach, on the other hand, is having much better luck.
"You can say things that we can't," Boy George told Guy in tonight's episode.
"You've been through this and you're a success story. That's a big appeal. People are like, 'He knows what he's doing'".
Will Boy George return? We can't wait to find out!
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