Have you ever risked your life to go behind the scenes of a national TV sensation in the pursuit of truth, justice, integrity AND in order to find out if Boy George’s hat is really attached to his head at all times?
Well, neither have we, exactly, but when the team behind Mamamia’s TV podcast The Binge got the opportunity to rub shoulders with the cast and crew of The Voice Australia at an exclusive party to celebrate the launch of the live shows, we decided to treat it as an exploration into unknown territory.
Just picture Christopher Columbus and James Cook armed with glittery iPhones and a thirst for complimentary champagne and you’ll start to get an idea of how this story is about to go down…
So, for the sake of historical accuracy (and risking the possibility of never again being allowed to step foot inside another The Voice sanctioned event) here is an anthropological description of what those The Voice judges really get up to when the TV cameras are not around.
Listen to what really goes down behind the scenes of The Voice on a special segment of The Binge.
1. Boy George is locked in a wardrobe battle to the death with Tina Sparkle.
Look here, Boy George, I don’t know what your mother taught you about manners, but in our country you don’t go around questioning saints who go by the name of “Tina Sparkle”.
That’s akin to heresy and/or scooping all the chocolate ice-cream out of a Neapolitan and leaving some poor sod to survive on just strawberry and vanilla.
Boy George must be bubbling over with wardrobe resentment because he used The Voice party as an opportunity to rankle host Sonia Kruger about the fact that a show mandate prevents them both from wearing yellow at the same time.
“You know, George and I, we’ve actually had chats…” Sonia Kruger/Tina Sparkle started off, clearly drawing her sword and preparing for the wardrobe battle.
“I’ve actually been told a few times I can’t wear certain colours because ‘Sonia is wearing them…’ clarified Boy George, obviously not realizing exactly who he was talking to.
“It’s true!” he protested. “A few times I’ve been told ‘oh, don’t wear yellow because Sonia is wearing yellow’.”
Boy George, let me clear this up for you right here, right now. The woman can pull off a headdress compromised solely of freshly picked summer fruits, you are not going to win this one, buddy.