Australia’s Got Talent filming has begun in Sydney, and the illustrious panel of judges has made their first dressed-up appearance.
As they got ready for the live auditions on June 26 at Sydney’s ICC theatre, the panel of judges—which included Home & Away veteran Kate Ritchie, British music star Alesha Dixon, comedian David Walliams, and Australian actor Shane Jacobsen—were met by adoring fans.
Glamorous Kate dazzled in a floral minidress by Australian brand Zimmerman that cost $1,750.
The serial star added some flair by wearing knee-high crimson boots with the corseted dress.
She pulled her hair up into a chic high ponytail and chose for a dramatic makeup look with glittering drop diamond earrings and a full face of makeup, beaming with excitement as she greeted the crowd.
Alesha Dixon, co-host and former judge of Strictly Come Dancing and Britain’s Got Talent, flaunted her fashion prowess in a bikini top and pink sequins from head to toe.
The former Mis-Teeq singer accessorised her fuchsia glitter suit with towering silver heels, high-waisted peg pants, and an oversized blouse that concealed a modest bikini top.
The British beauty added a pair of shades to the ensemble and let her raven hair loose because she doesn’t like to be caught out.
To finish the ensemble, she added a delicate chain and cuff earrings.
David, a fellow Brit who had previously served as a judge on the UK version of Australia’s Got Talent, chose an understated navy suit with a powder blue shirt with an open collar.
Shane Jacobsen completed the lineup by sporting an open collar shirt as well, pairing black pants with a bottle green jacket and brown suede shoes.
In Neil Patrick Harris’ position as a judge on the competition, David Walliams has taken over.
Shane is the lone judge from the 2019 lineup, which also included chef Manu Feildel, Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls, and musical theatre performer Lucy Durack, who was replaced by a new lineup of judges for the popular talent competition in 2021.
Walliams has high expectations for the Australian contestants because he defines his judging style as “Maverick, like Tom Cruise in Top Gun.”
He remarked in a statement that “all the Australians I’ve met have been pretty outgoing, so I don’t expect them to be as shy as British people are occasionally.”
“People have had a lot more time than normal to work on their acts, so I anticipate a really high standard.”
There will be a lot of enthusiasm when people first come out on stage, as many people haven’t done that in a very long time, if it’s anything like BGT.
He claimed that the fact that families could watch The Got Talent together contributed to its ongoing appeal.
You want to watch a show like Got Talent live because it brings the entire family together.
According to a source close to the production, LA-based Neil declined the chance to return to the series because he wasn’t satisfied with his earlier visit, according to Daily Mail Australia.
Just two days after completing the required hotel quarantine, Harris was compelled to fly back to the US due to lockdown regulations that prevented the show from being taped.
According to the insider, “He wasn’t putting his children through that again.”
Channel Seven and 7Plus will shortly air the brand-new season of Australia’s Got Talent.