As soon as it became clear what a massive hit The Voice was in Australia, it became clear that the judges were in a sensational position to negotiate a massive pay rise for season 2.
With no confirmation of any of the judges from 2012 for the 2013 season of the hit show, you can bet there are some tense conversations between agents for Delta, Seal, Joel & Keith and Channel 9. Would you like some extra zeros on the end of that number?
It’s thought the judges budget was around $4m in total with the three international stars each receiving a bit more than Delta. And there are now reports that Keith Urban alone has been offered US$4m to be a judge on American Idol. Nice work if you can get it – which he clearly can.
So today here at Mamamia, we’ve decided to play a game. A ‘fantasy football league’ type game, if you will…but with less football. And less, you know, boring.
You have been given the penultimate power – and an appropriately and obscenely large budget – to pick the judging panel for Season 2 of The Voice.
We love rules. So don’t go thinking you could just willy nilly pluck some names out of the air. Oh no, no, no.
1. 4 chairs = 4 positions on your dream team. No more. No less. No namby-pamby ‘I can’t decide’. The judges don’t get to do that. They’re decisive. They make the cuts. They pick the best. And so will you.
2. Be realistic. Your dream team has to physically be able to do it. So John Lennon and Whitney Houston are (devastatingly) not an option.