X Factor Rush To Recruit The Voice Rejects
Jay Norton and J Marie Cooper turn down invitation to audition for ITV show...
Both Jay Norton and J Marie Cooper, who were knocked out during the Battle Rounds, have reportedly been approached by X Factor scouts who invited them to audition for the new series.
Jay Norton, who lost out to Jaz Ellington on The Voice, told the Daily Express: "I can see why The X Factor would be interested in us because the vocal standard on The Voice is very high, but it is much too soon to even consider it, and I have no way of knowing what would happen or how they would treat me."
The 24-year-old added: "They might choose to make an example of me in a negative way and be scathing just because I was on The Voice."
J Marie Cooper, who had expressed her disappointment over the editing of the BBC talent show, insisted she doesn't want to become "a professional talent show contestant."
She told the paper: "It would look really sad and desperate to appear on The X Factor. It's not something I am thinking of doing right now. Or ever."
He may not have managed to woo his BBC rival's rejects, but there was compensation for Simon Cowell this weekend because, while The Voice lost a million viewers this week, Britain's Got Talent gained nearly two million.
According to The Sun, the ratings have prompted BBC bosses to tell coaches Jessie J, Danny O'Donoghue, Will.I.Am and Tom Jones to ditch the gentle approach and "toughen up."