will.i.am convinced Kylie Minogue to join The Voice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 January 2014
Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue

will.i.am interrupted a meeting between Kylie Minogue and BBC bosses in a bid to persuade her to sign up as a judge on 'The Voice.'

will.i.am persuaded Kylie Minogue to sign up as a judge on 'The Voice'.

The Black Eyed Peas star interrupted a meeting between BBC bosses and the 'Spinning Around' hit-maker in a bid to convince the Australian pop singer to accept a role on the panel alongside fellow judges Sir Tom Jones and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Kylie recalled: "I was considering it and I didn't I know what the answer was. Then I had a meeting in LA and will.i.am bombed the meeting.

"I had just one question to Will - how was the experience? He said he loved it, so I thought, 'OK, that's cool'."

The 45-year-old singer admits she became overwhelmed with nerves and lost many nights sleep as a result of the pressure to make a decision, but looking back believes she made the right choice.

Kylie added: "I lost sleep back then, I really felt a lot of pressure and I didn't know what the right decision was.

"My record company were really keen but I didn't buckle. I feel like it was the right decision now because this feels great, it feels like it's the right time."

Meanwhile, will.i.am - who will appear as a judge for a third time when 'The Voice' returns on Saturday (11.01.13) - revealed he wasn't willing to sign up if Kylie turned down the offer, as he explained: "I was like 'I can't make my decision but I guarantee you if Kylie says yes, I'm in."

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