Toni And Cassius Stick Up For The Voice
Axed contestants say BBC show is way ahead of The X Factor in credibility...
Two contestants axed from The Voice last weekend have said that they would not have entertained the idea of enteringJessie J's team in Sunday night's contest - but insist that they have no regrets about going for the BBC show rather than its ITV rival.
Cassius told Digital Spy: "I never, ever considered going on The X Factor. The Voice is purely on talent and I love that concept. It's a show that works for me.
"I spoke to some of the contestants that have been on The X Factor in the past like Vince and Joelle. They said that there's a lot more freedom here. With song choices they are open to opinions and options. They want our ideas."
And Toni agreed, saying: "I think the bottom line is that on The Voice there has been so much talent. The coaches have given constructive criticism when needed and have been positive when needed. You don't need to rip someone apart.
"All these coaches have been there and done it. They know about the stresses and being on the money in the moment. The comments on this show have been genuine and to the point. For me, it was the perfect mixture this show.
"I felt freedom, which is what you want as an artist. I felt Jessie would let me do what I want to do. The Voice has something special about it. There was no comedic element to it and it is called 'The Voice' - that's great."
The remaining eight contestants will be slugging it out in the live semi-final on Saturday.
They are Vince Kidd, Becky Hill, Bo Bruce, Max Milner, Leanne Mitchell, Ruth Brown, Tyler James and Jaz Ellington.