Sir Tom Jones' emotional The Voice role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 March 2012
Sir Tom Jones

Sir Tom Jones

Sir Tom Jones got emotional while choosing which of his contestants to send through on 'The Voice'

Sir Tom Jones got emotional while filming 'The Voice'.

The 71-year-old star - who is a judge on the BBC One talent show alongside Jessie J, and Danny O'Donoghue - found his throat "tightening up" when he had to decide which of his 10 contestants to put into his final five on the programme when they were battling it out against each other.

He told BANG Showbiz: "The hardest part for me so far has been the battles because you have to decide on the five that will go home from your ten.

"All of the singers I picked were very strong and I thought it's not fair to pick one that's really stronger than the other to go head-to-head because it would be lopsided. So I tried to put them together so they had a fair chance but the problem with that is you've got to lose a strong person and tell them they're going to go home.

"I didn't think it was going to affect me, I've seen other shows on television where the judges cry and thought that's a load of rubbish but the thing that got me was the more you try and not cry the more your throat tightens up.

"The producers said take as long as you like to decide who goes through and it wasn't that I was taking ages on purpose, it was just a really hard decision to make. That part was emotional for me."

Despite finding it tough to select his five perfect contestants to coach on the show - which is co-hosted by Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates - Tom already knows who he wants to win.

He added "Yes, I have the winner. It's a girl and when she sings people cry. She has so much emotion. The other coaches told me they wish they had her when they saw her perform. I was like, 'You had your chance'."

'The Voice' will begin on March 24 on BBC One.

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