She’s one of the biggest names in music, but what would Kylie Minogue sing if she were auditioning on The Voice?
By MARIA LEWIS
PUBLISHED: 18:47 EST, 28 April 2014 | UPDATED: 19:50 EST, 28 April 2014
She has number one hits and world tours to her name – plus a comfy coaching spot on The Voice Australia and UK – but if Kylie Minogue was going back to the start what would she do to get the attention of judges on her very own show?
The 45-year-old performer has revealed that she’d deliver a rendition of Better Midler’s classic 1979 ballad The Rose if she had step out on the audition stage.
‘I would have to punch out The Rose,’ she said in an interview on the Today Show on Tuesday
‘When I was about 14 and 15, besides all the usual singles from Whitney Houston and Madonna, I would sing Bette Midler a lot.’
Minogue – who is in Australia ahead of The Voice’s Sunday night premiere – was joined by her co-star from the reality talent series Joel Madden in the interview.
‘She lights up the show, she’s awesome,’ he said.
‘All the singers love her… the auditions are so nerve-wracking. She’s got such good energy.’
After a successful stint on The Voice UK, Minogue and will.i.am have both come Down Under for their first season on the local spin-off of the series.
Madden is the only original coach left on the series and said returning for a third season was a ‘no brainer’.
‘It’s perfect timing because me and my brother just finished our record so I could come back,’ he said.
‘There was nothing stopping me. I love this show, I love Australia. I wanted to be back.’
Madden – who is married to Nicole Richie – is also on ‘daddy duty’ this season, with his twin brother Benji joining him on sister show The Voice Kids.