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Paloma Faith hits out at The Voice UK as new series kicks off

Paloma Faith reckons even the likes of David Bowie wouldn’t do well on The Voice UK.

Paloma was a coach on the series in its final year on BBC One alongside Will.i.am, Boy George and Ricky Wilson.
However she has hit out at the show, suggesting big name stars would have never had success.
Paloma told Attitude magazine (via the Daily Mirror): “I don’t think David Bowie would have made it through on The Voice, never mind my chances, or those of Boy George.”
Recalling the final series on BBC One, Paloma faith spoke of her act Jordan Gray and Boy George’s contestant Cody Frost.
“At the end of the finals Boy George and I looked at each other – it was live and he just went, ‘We’re f*****!’” she said. “I tried to help make the first transgender pop star the winner and George had this gothic lesbian who he was championing.

“And we were both obsessed by each other’s choice.
“When the votes started coming in there was a modicum of hope for us that together we might do something amazing and innovative and exciting, then we were like, ‘nope, we are f*****!’”
Paloma also suggested that The Voice UK’s ‘fast track’ process didn’t help create long term success.
“I do feel like it’s unrealistic the time frame they’re given on The Voice,” she said. “Ten years of singing in pubs with no one listening to me was vital to me as an artist and you can’t get that in a couple of months.”
The Voice UK continues Saturdays night on ITV.
Olly Murs joins the show this year alongside Will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson.

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