Paloma Faith not a fan of reality show 'formats'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 March 2014
Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith says she isn't interested in signing up to be a judge on a reality competition because she isn't a fan of the formats on the shows

Paloma Faith has been "asked a number of times" to judge on a TV show.

The 32-year-old singer - who shot to fame in 2009 - claims she's been approached by bosses on numerous occasions to become a panellist on a talent show, but she's refused the offer because she doesn't like the "format" of programmes.

She explained: "I've been asked a number of times to be involved in judging panels for TV shows and other talent initiatives, and turned them down because of the format. I think art is subjective and that those kinds of shows are looking for a certain type of artist.

"I don't think I would ever have got through had I ever auditioned on one of them."

Meanwhile, the 'Picking Up the Pieces' hitmaker has teamed up with Samsung and Launching People - a new mentorship programme which aims to find undiscovered British talent - in a bid to help wannabes break into the industry.

She explained: "I really want to help someone to further their career, but to do it in a realistic way rather than from the platform of a television show. The reality is that most people in this industry aren't an overnight success - their success comes from years of networking and working out what kind of artist they want to be."

The Samsung Launching People project will be documented in a television series on Sky 1 HD.

Other mentors on the show include actor Idris Elba, food expert Gizzi Erskine and fashion photographer Rankin.

Paloma Faith

The soul pop singer-songwriter tours her fourth album The Architect. Faith won Best British Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards in 2015 and has appeared in films including Dread and St Trinian's.

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