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Puerto Rican pop singer Ricky Martin is humbled to be joining Seal, Delta Goodrem and Joel Madden on the coaching panel for series two of Nine's ratings juggernaut, The Voice Australia.

The 40-year-old Latino star was unveiled last month as the replacement for country crooner Keith Urban, who defected from the Australian smash-hit series to American Idol's judging panel.

Speaking to Richard Wilkins on the Today show yesterday, Martin said he admired Urban's work.

"I love what he's doing in music, I love what he's done for many years," Martin said.

"He started this amazing project of The Voice in Australia and I am humbled to be sitting in his chair," Martin said.

Martin will soon relocate to Australia for around six months to film the talent quest and will be bringing his twin boys, Matteo and Valentino.

"The first week or so it will just be me and my manager but I am definitely bringing the family here with me," he said.

Martin is working on the Broadway musical, Evita, which wraps up on January 26.

Series two of The Voice Australia will air in February.

The West Australian

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