X Factor fan Tom Jones
Welsh singer Tom Jones admits he would have entered 'The X Factor' when he was younger, but is unsure whether or not it is good for the music industry
This article is from 2010.
Tom Jones would have entered 'The X Factor'.
The Welsh singer admits he would have entered the UK TV talent show when he was in his youth because of the potential "exposure" it gives an artist, but he isn't sure if it is good for the music industry.
He said: "I would definitely have tried out for those talent shows. I would have done 'X Factor'. You get huge exposure on those programmes.
"But whether it's a good thing or a bad thing, I don't know because those kids are thrown in at the deep end. Sometimes these kids are singing in front of millions of people before they've even got a record contract. But you have to take those opportunities."
Discussing his own voice, 70-year-old Tom believes his singing ability has got better as he has aged.
He added to The Sun newspaper: "I let my voice speak for itself. It's still going strong, thank God.
"As I've gotten older it's become richer. It's also got lower. I've gone from a tenor to a baritone."