Belfast Telegraph

Friday 6 March 2015

The Voice back with a few old faces

Singer Kavana tries out for The Voice
Singer Kavana tries out for The Voice

A row has broken out over the familiar faces appearing on The Voice.

Nineties pop singer Kavana, Danny from Hear'Say, Cleo Higgins from Cleopatra and soul singer Nate James are all taking part in the BBC One show.

The Daily Mirror reports that sources at ITV, which broadcasts Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway in the same timeslot as The Voice, have criticised the show.

"These shows should be about finding a star out of the blue not resurrecting former pop glory," the source was quoted as saying.

But a BBC source hit back: "There are over a hundred people in the live auditions and only a handful with careers behind them - and not all of those get through."

Kavana, whose hits in the 1990s included I Can Make You Feel Good, has tweeted: "Soooo I'm now allowed to say that I will indeed be on the The voice next week".

In the first series of The Voice, Sean Conlon from 5ive and Deniece Pearson from Five Star auditioned.

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Pisces:

It's sometimes difficult for a retiring person like you to showcase your talent. You are tired of being eclipsed by pushy rivals. By showing your work to the right people, you can finally gain the fame and acclaim you deserve. Fortunately, an influential friend, neighbour or colleague can set up an interview or introduction. An important executive or critic will be impressed by your efforts. If you're offered an unpaid position as an intern or apprentice, take it. This will lead to professional opportunities you couldn't find through other channels.More