Joel Madden's team on <i>The Voice</i>.

Joel Madden's team on The Voice.

  • Battle rounds: we will bring you all the action in our recaps starting Sunday

History suggests the winner of the The Voice will emerge from one of the nine artists who made all four coaches spin their chairs during the blind auditions.

No winner, or even top three placegetters, on the first two seasons of the Australian version of The Voice has come from outside that elite group of singers.

Kylie Minogue's team on <i>The Voice</i>.

Kylie Minogue's team on The Voice.

Even in the US, four of the six winners have made all the mentors spin their chairs including the latest champion Josh Kaufman who was crowned a number of days ago.

If the current Nine Network season follows the same trend as previous years, then the odds are in favour of multi-talented music guru will.i.am being the successful mentor.

The Black Eyed Peas star has four of the nine artists under his guidance, while Ricky Martin has three and Joel Madden and Kylie Minogue have one each.

Ricky Martin's team on <i>The Voice</i>.

Ricky Martin's team on The Voice.

Madden is the only coach who has appeared on all three seasons of The Voice, but his record is not flash.

In the first two seasons, both of Madden's artists (Sarah De Bono and Danny Ross) finished fourth (out of four) in the grand final.

Although it's Minogue's first time on the Aussie version of The Voice, she has appeared once on the UK version of the singing show where her pupil finished fourth in the grand final.

Will.i.am's team on <i>The Voice</i>.

Will.i.am's team on The Voice.

Will.i.am has appeared on all three seasons of the The Voice in UK and he had his first win last year.

This is Martin's second time on The Voice in Australia. He coached Luke Kennedy into second place in 2013.

Kennedy was one of 15 artists who made all four chairs turn in 2013, which is the most of any season in Australia. In 2012, the four-chair turn happened on only eight occasions.

The Voice Australia: Anja Nissen. Click for more photos

The Voice's nine likely winners

The Voice Australia: Anja Nissen.

  • The Voice Australia: Anja Nissen.
  • The Voice Australia: C Major.
  • The Voice Australia: Mat Verevis.
  • The Voice Australia: Jess Berney.
  • The Voice Australia: Isaac McGovern (with his mother).
  • The Voice Australia: Brittanie Shipway.
  • The Voice Australia: Elly Oh (with Will.i.am - not her coach).
  • The Voice Australia: Julian Simonsz (with his girlfriend).
  • The Voice Australia: Tasha Amoroso

But getting all the chairs to spin around during the blind auditions does not mean an artist is safe from elimination during the next phase of battle rounds.

Of the eight contestants who got a unanimous verdict from the judges in 2012, just five made it past the battle rounds. And in 2013, only 11 of the 15 survived the second stage.

The battle rounds start on Sunday.

It involves each coach, pairing two of his/her contestants (28 sing-offs in total) against each other in a sudden-death duet and choosing only one of them to advance.

It may not be the end for the discarded singer, however, as this year the rival coaches can save two eliminated singers, in total, from opposing teams.

Given about 7500 people submitted entries for this year's season of The Voice, just getting past the blind auditions is a feat in itself for the singers.

THE NINE ARTISTS WHO MADE THE FOUR COACHES BEG FOR THEM:

Tasha Amoroso, Julian Simonsz, Anja Nissen, Mat Verevis - coach: Will.i.am

Elly Oh, C Major, Jess Berney - coach Ricky Martin

Brittanie Shipway - coach Kylie Minogue

Isaac McGovern - coach Joel Madden

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