With the new series of The Voice just around the corner, coach Paloma Faith has stated that the show is ‘trivial nonsense’ – but is all as it seems?
Talking about the show, Paloma said, “I think there is so much horrendous stuff going on in the world. That’s why you need to scatter some nonsense into it, to give the public a little bit of a breather from that intensity.”
Phew, so Paloma isn’t really slating the show, she just thinks it’s a breath of fresh air amongst all the awful goings on in the world!
Looking forward to the series, Paloma said that she was “impressed” with the standard of singers they had to choose from, but what concerned her the most was whether she would be liked by the viewers.
Paloma said, “I didn’t realise I laugh all the time, I’m completely annoying. I’m quite good in small doses, I might have to tone it down and not laugh as much. The others are hilarious and the whole this is absurd to me anyway. My mum always says I don’t think before I speak. It enters my head and then comes out and I can’t get it back”.
“I was scared to do this show because you come under so much scrutiny. It’s hard for me to even consider doing another one because I haven’t seen the public reaction. If I go online as soon as it starts airing and every day is like horrible and everyone hates me, of course I am not going to do it again.”
Paloma Faith is a new addition to The Voice’s coaching panel this year, replacing Rita Ora who quit the show to be a judge on the X Factor. Paloma will be joined by fellow newbie Boy George, who replaces Sir Tom Jones, as well as returning coaches will.i.am and Ricky Wilson.
However, the new series of The Voice, which kicks off on the 9th of January, will be the last one on the BBC after the format was bought by ITV.
Wading in on the channel rivalry debate, Paloma said, “I think the BBC has a duty to the British public to spend their license fee money well and people would complain if they suddenly battled ITV with this capitalist attitude.”
“You can’t go along with license fee money and then throw it all away. The BBC have a duty to the British public, they couldn’t do that, it wouldn’t be justified. They have to spread the money across the board. It was a lost battle, the big guns came in and said, ‘Here’s the money!’.” she continued.
Fellow coach Ricky Wilson added, “I think it’s going to be very hard for whoever takes on the making of The Voice to top this series. The BBC have a peculiar way about it but it really suits it.” He has already confirmed that he won’t be taking part in the show once it moves to ITV.
The Voice doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to the success of it’s winners and contestants, however, the fate of this year’s contestants remains to be seen. With it being the last series on the BBC, no doubt that it will go out with a bang before making a return on ITV.
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