Axed Hopeful J Marie Cooper Criticises The Voice
She's slammed how the show was edited, saying her age shouldn't matter...
The Voice rejectStrictly Come Dancing, accused the show of focusing on her age after coachWill.I.Am picked 17-year old Black Eyed Peas star stated: "Okay, I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the person I was when I was 17, so I'm going to go with Sophie."
Cooper has since slammed the show on Twitter, stating they cut large amounts of her previous history, as well as hitting out at the comments concerning her age.
She wrote: "Hey peeps, there was a lot cut from my final edit of The Voice, including any emotion or story I might have had,
"I don't feel I was portrayed entirely correctly. I have experience as a singer yes, but needed this opportunity too. I am still working for £7:50 an hour.
"So the whole 'she's so experienced' thing is a bit much. I am, but don't think that should be a reason not to go through."
J Marie continued: "The fact that I am 27, should not have even been a factor. It's called 'The Voice' not 'The Age'.
"I'm stating facts here. 'She's as good as she can get' is also an assumption. Anyone knows as an artist/singer you never stop learning. I always think I can grow more.
"I have also said all of this to will.i.am . I am a very honest, real person. Always gonna say it as it is."
Cooper was also keen to add that her remarks were not aimed at Sophie, stating she believes Griffin is "a great singer", but claimed: "I just think the comments should have not been about age!"
Dumped hopeful Ben Kelly has also taken to Twitter to criticise The Voice after his Battle with Ruth-Ann St Luce appeared to have been cut down.
He tweeted: "Where did the rest of my battle go? #HalfASong #BlinkAndYoullMissIt #TheVoiceUK,"
Emmy J Mac, who lost her place in Team Danny to Aleks Josh, also voiced her dismay over how producer's edited her Battle, tweeting: "Well done Aleks Josh, although it didn't look like it. I was just disappointed,
"The Voice UK editors have made it seem as if I didn't like or respect Aleks Josh, but that isn't the case. TV editing can be very clever.
"Onwards and upwards. It's time to show the world the person I really am as The Voice UK didn't. A shame because I'm not bitter."