John Legend wants to coach on The Voice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 February 2014
John Legend

John Legend

John Legend would become a coach on 'The Voice' and has revealed he was in talks with the show two years ago

John Legend wants to become a coach on 'The Voice'.

The 'All Of Me' singer has revealed he was in talks to join the BBC talent show when it first started in 2012 but instead ended up joining 'Duets' in the US with Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke and Jennifer Nettles.

John exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I did something like that ['The Voice'] in the States with 'Duets' and I was actually in discussion with 'The Voice' UK a few years ago but it didn't work out.

"I don't know all the details, but I'm open to it if the time is right. I think it would be fun."

During the first series of 'The Voice', which saw Tom Jones,, Jessie J and The Script's Danny O'Donoghue mentor acts, contestant Jaz Ellington covered John's hit song 'Ordinary People', which shot up the charts as a result of his performance.

John, 35, said: "I love it [when people cover my songs], I think it's great.

"It's good for me as an artist, it makes people say, 'Oh, I wanna hear the original song', and as a songwriter it's an honour to know other singers love your songs."

The star admits he doesn't often watch talent shows in the US or the UK but enjoys mentoring new talent and would still like to be on a judging panel in the future.

He added: "I enjoy being a part of them and mentoring and performing, but I don't really enjoy watching them."

John's album 'Love in the Future' and single 'All of Me' are out now on G.O.O.D/Columbia.

John Legend

Neo-soul smoothie who was a piano prodigy who played with Lauryn Hill before being discovered by Kanye West.

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