Joel, left, and Benji Madden in their custom chair on The Voice Kids.
Joel, left, and Benji Madden in their custom chair on The Voice Kids. Stuart Bryce

The Madden brothers hope to inspire on The Voice Kids

AUSTRALIA'S love affair with the Madden brothers has reached a new level with The Voice Kids.

The rock'n'roll twins coach a single team on the new reality singing show, which sees children aged eight to 14 trying out in The Voice's trademark blind auditions.

And it seems the Maddens can't get enough of us and their "second home" of Sydney.

"I think it's a known fact that Joel and I have always loved Australia since we started coming here 13 or 14 years ago," Benji told The Guide.

"Everyone knows we love it here. Our only concern is will we wear our welcome out?"

Joel is the only original Voice coach still on the show, currently in its third season, and is pulling double time to appear on the kids' version.

The Voice Kids is a chance for viewers to see a bit more of Benji, who co-founded the band Good Charlotte with Joel when they were high school students in the US state of Maryland.

"People definitely know Joel a lot more than me, but one thing people know about us is we don't take things too seriously," Benji said.

"We've never been the artsy, esoteric music guys. We definitely have a good time. It was a no-brainer, doing this show.

"It has been one of the most fun things we've both ever done."

Benji isn't out to create the next child star. He simply wants to inspire kids to see the music industry as a potential future career path.

"Whether they get through the first round or whether they win the whole show, we want them to leave The Voice Kids experience wanting to do music more and not less," he said.

"We want them to be more fired up about the possibility of their dreams in music."

The Voice Kids blind auditions continue on Sunday at 6.30pm on Channel 9/WIN.


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