The Voice's Jai: will.i.am is too 'cocky'
'The Voice' contestant Jai McConnell picked Kylie Minogue as her mentor over will.i.am because he is too "cocky"
'The Voice' hopeful Jai McConnell refused to pick will.i.am as his mentor because he is too "cocky".
The single mum - who wowed the coaches, including Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson, with her rendition of The Noisettes' 'Never Forget You' on Saturday (01.02.14) - picked pop princess Kylie as her mentor over the Black Eyed Peas star after deeming him too arrogant.
She told The Sun newspaper: "I was tempted to go with will but he came on very strong. He's very sure of himself and cocky. He was so sure he was in there. But I knew in my head that I wanted Kylie from the beginning - she's amazing."
Jai is looking forward to working with the 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' hitmaker and hopes to make her three-year-old son, Kingston, proud.
She added: "I can't wait to learn more from Kylie. I think she's massively inspirational. I just look at her and I'm like, 'I want to be you!'
"I've done open mic nights and karaoke and I was in a punk band at college, but this was the biggest deal for me so far. I've not auditioned for other talent shows because I think they can be exploitative. But on 'The Voice' they nurture and support people."