Auditions officially open for Channel Seven’s reboot of The Voice

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Auditions officially open for Channel Seven’s reboot of The Voice after Darren McMullen was dumped to host the singing show

Auditions and applications for the upcoming season of The Voice have officially opened.

“The country’s number one music show is back for another season!” read a casting message.

“Do you think you can walk up on Australia’s biggest stage and turn a chair?” it adds.

It’s back! Auditions and applications for the upcoming season of The Voice have officially opened

The popular singing competition will return to screens on Channel Seven this year, after eight years on rival network Nine.

The revamped series will feature a new cast of judges and a brand new host.

Darren McMullen recently spoke of his disappointment after being dropped from the show’s upcoming season.

In an interview with New idea, the 39-year-old former Voice presenter admitted he was ‘pretty sad’ when he found out he had lost his role on the singing show.

Losing his voice: Darren McMullen (pictured) has spoken about his disappointment after falling out of The Voice's upcoming season

Losing his voice: Darren McMullen (pictured) has spoken about his disappointment after falling out of The Voice’s upcoming season

Darren confessed that he was especially upset about not having the chance to work with up-and-coming coach Rita Ora.

It’s pretty sad. Especially when I heard the line-up, I mean, I had wanted to work with Rita Ora for years when we did the show on Channel Nine, ”he told New Idea.

There were definitely rumors she’d be doing the show at some points, it just never happened.

Missed opportunity: Darren confessed that he was especially upset about not getting the chance to work with up-and-coming coach Rita Ora (pictured)

Missed opportunity: Darren confessed that he was especially upset about not getting the chance to work with up-and-coming coach Rita Ora (pictured)

‘And of course I did the season with Keith Urban so it would have been great to work with him again, he’s such a sweet and nice guy.’

In August last year, it was announced that The Voice would be moving to Channel Seven, with Sonia Kruger as host.

The show ran for nine seasons on Channel Nine, with Darren and Renée Bargh co-hosting last year’s season.

The Way They Were: The show previously ran for nine seasons on Channel Nine, with Darren and Renée co-hosting last year's season

The Way They Were: The show previously ran for nine seasons on Channel Nine, with Darren and Renée co-hosting last year’s season

In December, the new lineup of coaches was announced, with Rita, 30, Keith Urban and Jessica Mauboy all set to appear.

The only returning coach is Guy Sebastian, with previous coaches Delta Goodrem, Boy George and Kelly Rowland all dropping out of the line-up.

Although no air date has yet been announced, recordings for the upcoming season started in February.

It's pretty sad.  Especially when I heard the line-up, I mean, I was dying to work with Rita Ora for years when we did the show on Channel Nine, '' he told New Idea.

It’s pretty sad. Especially when I heard the line-up, I mean, I was dying to work with Rita Ora for years when we did the show on Channel Nine, ” he told New Idea.

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