Australian Idol 2023 is already the most anticipated TV show for next year, and now, it’s bringing back some EPIC royalty.
“I feel honoured to have been asked to come back,” she said in a statement. “Australian Idol is a great vehicle for uncovering some fantastic Australian talent. What a ride!”
Marcia was a judge from 2003 to 2010 alongside Mark Holden and Ian “Dicko” Dickson and was a favourite among viewers of the show.
And, while singing in front of her would be a nerve-wracking feat, she’s hoping that “contestants show us their heart and the gift that is their voice”.
Throughout her tenure, she helped launch the careers of Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Matt Corby, Australia’s Got Talent host Ricki-Lee Coulter, Anthony Callea, Stan Walker, Casey Donovan and Courtney Act.
Australian Idol 2023’s Marcia Hines Has Had an Illustrious Performing Career In Australia
If you can believe it, the 69-year-old has had a career spanning FIVE decades.
Marcia has released 22 albums, sold 2.6 million copies globally, and was even inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Marcia was discovered by Australian Harry M. Miller, which saw her move to Australia at 16 to appear in Jesus Christ Superstar.
She then became the youngest person in the world to play a featured role in any production of Hair.
In July 2003, after years of recording and appearing on stage, Marcia joined Australian Idol and was nicknamed the “nice judge”.
She has also been married four times and is the mother of powerhouse Deni Hines, 52.
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