Cee Lo Green Pulls Out Of Uk Version Of 'the Voice'
With applications being invited from aspiring singers to appear on the UK version of 'The Voice', a singing contest that BBC bosses hope will become as successful for them as The X Factor has for ITV, Cee Lo Green has plunged the fledgling show into crisis by withdrawing from his position as a judge on the UK version before a note has even been sung...
Green has removed himself from the show because it will clash with his judging duties on the second series of the US version, where he judges alongside Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera. Green admitted earlier this year that he had accepted a role on the British version of the show and would have starred as a judge when the show launches early next year.
A source from the BBC expressed their disappointment that Green would not be appearing on the UK show: "He’d have been a great signing but he has to commit to the US show." 'The Voice' has been a ratings winner in the US and the Netherlands, where it originally started, and even without Green, the race to appear as a judge on the UK version is hotting up with Lenny Kravitz, Cheryl Cole, Jessie J and Dannii Minogue all being linked with judging roles.
However, there is one name that BBC bosses are desperate to take part above all others and that name is Adele, because she "embodies all that 'The Voice' represents."
The source said: "She's honest, funny and loved by millions of people of all ages. She really has 'The Voice' that can sell albums around the world, so she knows what to look for. Her style and look is also very different to that of Cheryl Cole, so if we could get them both on board it would be fantastic."
Words: Stephen Almond (@LFCSteAL)
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