Will Young to judge The Voice?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 November 2011
Will Young

Will Young

'Pop Idol' winner Will Young is being lined up to be one of the coaches on 'The Voice', after Kylie Minogue pulled out

Will Young is being lined up to join 'The Voice'.

The 'Jealousy' hitmaker - who shot to fame after winning 'Pop Idol' in 2002 - is in talks to be one of the coaches on the UK version of the hit US singing show after Kylie Minogue reportedly pulled out because her £2 million demands could not be met.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Will is seen as a middling star who would fit in around other people."

Last week, it was revealed Mary J Blige was in talks to join 'The Voice'.

If Mary does sign up for the show - which is being aired on BBC One next year - she will join Jessie J on the judging panel, while Tom Jones, will.i.am and George Michael are also rumoured to be in consideration.

She said: "I have been approached and we have been in discussions about 'The Voice'. I'm not sure if I'm doing it right now. We'll have to wait and see."

Mary explained she's intrigued about the format of the show, which sees the four judges sit with their backs to hopefuls as they listen to them sing, so they are only be judge on their vocal talent and not their appearance.

She added: "It's incredible how you sit with your back and judge someone on their voice before you see them and find out if they have the full package."

The US version - which had Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine on its judging panel - was launched earlier this year and became a huge hit.

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