Out singer Ricky Martin has joined the cast of Mexico's version of the reality TV franchise The Voice.

Season four of La Voz premieres on Mexico's Televisa network on Sunday, September 7 and will also include Mexican stars Yuri and Julion Alvarez and Italian singer Laura Pausini.

Martin wrapped up his second year on The Voice Australia last week.

“All his experience and musical abilities will be available for the next season of The Voice … Mexico,” said a spokesman for Televisa.

Martin replaced Keith Urban on The Voice Australia. After two seasons, Martin has not said whether he plans to return for season four next year.

Meanwhile, the 42-year-old Martin's support for Olympian Ian Thorpe's recent coming out has sparked rumors of a romantic involvement between the pair on social media.

(Related: Ian Thorpe comes out gay: “I'm not straight”)