When two-time winning coach Seal returns to The Voice, he'll sit in the big red chairs next to old pal Delta Goodrem and new mates Boy George and Kelly Rowland. "It's wonderful to be back," he tells WHO while Rowland adds that she is "really excited" to be in Sydney for the show's sixth season in Australia.
"Being a fan of Seal," Rowland says, "one of the sweetest things about being here is being a fan of his voice and then getting the chance to hear it all the time. On my right side, we are talking in between breaks."
As for the other coaches, Rowland adds, "With Delta, I love her spirit! We all know she’s extraordinarily talented, we know that, but her soul — it’s so pure. And with Boy George, George is a riot. You just don’t know what’s going to happen with him. You don’t know what he’s going to say. I think that’s really fun."
Seal, who took Karise Eden to victory in 2012 and Harrison Craig the year after, admits, "I have such great memories from seasons 1 and 2. Obviously I didn’t do 3, 4 and 5, but the talent here is amazing. It’s the best show in the best territory and the best talent I can see."
In fact, Rowland is quick to credit Seal with passing on sage advice. "Seal has given me knowledge as well along the process," she says. "I remember Seal saying that there’s such a great amount of talent here and it so diverse — he kept saying that — and I was like, 'OK, I’m going to come here with high expectations. And that’s exactly what happened, so when people come on and they’ve got these really interesting voices and it's something you never heard before, you're like, 'I need to see who that is!' I’m just happy for that feeling, for that moment."
Aside from the competition, Seal and Kelly take on parental duties, Seal with his four kids with ex-wife Heidi Klum and Rowland with 2-year-old Titan, her son with manager Tim Witherspoon.
"Titan, he's interesting because ever since he could walk, really, he's always been intrigued with the piano," Rowland says. "So now he pretty much goes to the piano every day and rocks out. We have video of him completely going crazy, so I said that while we were here, since he is curious about it, I'm going to give him piano lessons."
As for his youngest, 7-year-old daughter Lou Samuel, Seal says, "she's playing the piano, and she is learning "Let It Be," and I told her I'm relying on her to learn the song so that she can come on stage. I'm like, 'Oh, we're going to perform this together.'"
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