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Joel Madden and Keith Urban head up Australia's The Voice

Joel Madden, country star Keith Urban and Seal are joining the ranks of TV talent show judges after signing up for the upcoming Australian version of The Voice.

The trio will be joined by Australian singer-songwriter Delta Goodrem on the panel of the singing contest, which proved to be a hit Stateside with Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton as coaches.

Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden can't wait to head Down Under to start working on the show, in which contestants are selected purely on the strength of their vocal performances.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "I'm very excited about coming to OZ for The Voice! Gonna be good times Australia! I'm getting closer to AU citizenship everyday!"

The show will kick off in Australia next year (12).