Boy George & Paloma Faith Join ‘The Voice UK’
‘The Voice UK‘ is having another shake up for its upcoming fifth series in 2016.
With Rita Ora now a judge on rival series ‘The X Factor‘, it was always known that there would be a female spot up for grabs. A number of high profile names were heavily rumoured to be in line for a position on the show but it has now been confirmed that BRIT Award-winning artist Paloma Faith will indeed join the panel.
Speaking on her upcoming role Paloma says…
“I’m really excited about working with creative people who are there not just to be great singers, but also innovative personalities and performers.
“I have a long history of helping break artists as in my club nights I booked Kate Nash, Adele, and The Noisettes before they hit the big time and four of my band members have gone on to pursue successful solo careers.
“I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth into something that cultivates the talents of another person and takes the focus off myself for a bit.”
In a surprising move original coach Sir Tom Jones (who has been with the show for the last four years) has departed the programme and been replaced by Culture Club lead singer Boy George!
In his official statement Boy George adds that,
“I’m a huge fan of the show and have watched and engaged with it from series one.
“If I can help someone to win I will be delighted. What a wonderful opportunity to share my experiences and help someone move forward with their musical career. I can’t wait to sit in that chair!”
Both will.i.am and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson will return for their fifth and third series consecutively and will no doubt be welcoming their new colleagues with open arms.
Previous coaches on ‘The Voice UK‘ also include Jessie J, The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue and pop icon Kylie Minogue.
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