Latin pop star Ricky Martin says he will be bringing his young family to Australia while he is a coach on the 2013 season of Channel 9's The Voice.
In the first interview since he was announced as a coach, Martin told Richard Wilkins from the TODAY show that he was looking forward to the role and his stint in Australia.
"To be able to be a part of The Voice family is something interesting and it will be a beautiful six months," Martin said.
His twin boys Matteo and Valentino were birthed by a surrogate mother.
"Of course they are coming with me to Australia," Martin said.
"The first week or so it will just be me and my manager but I am definitely bringing the family here with me."
And when asked whether he would consider a permanent move to Australia, Martin said: "hey, that is not a problem for me".
Martin, who is starring in the Broadway hit Evita until January 31, praised Keith Urban, who left the show to become a host on American Idol.
"I love what he's doing in music. I love what he's done for many years," he said.
"He started this amazing project The Voice in Australia and I am humbled to be sitting in his chair and that is always going to be his chair."
The Grammy-winning artist's return to Australia may even be a platform for a national tour and Martin said he "would love to feel the adrenaline of the crowd in Australia".
Martin will be joining coaches Seal, Joel Madden and Delta Goodrem and the show will return next February.
Sources: TODAY Show
Author: Bernadette Chua, Approving editor: Henri Paget