Ricky Martin is joining his fellow Latino colleagues Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera and Shakira as he will now be a judge on the second season of “The Voice”– in Australia.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Martin will be replacing country music singer Keith Urban, who left the show to be a judge on the upcoming season of “American Idol” along with Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson.
The “Evita” Broadway star joins fellow judges and singers Seal, Joel Madden and Delta Goodrem.
The news of Martin’s new judging gig comes as his last day as Che on “Evita” was made public.
Martin and Elena Roger will bow out of the show on Jan. 26.
Producers Hal Luftig and Scott Sanders announced Tuesday in press release that the current version of the musical that made its debut in April will continue two months more with the original cast. Martin, Roger and Michael Cerveris, who plays Juan Peron, will then leave the cast.
The new stars will be announced later, according to the producers' note, which said that in the past few months the musical has broken the Broadway box-office record seven times.
The work by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber premiered for the first time on a Broadway stage in 1979 starring Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, after which it ran for three and a half years and won seven Tony Awards.
The current version is directed by the prize-winning Michael Grandage and boasts the choreography of veteran Rob Ashford, another Tony winner.