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Boy George: 'Voice has special singers this year'

Boy George reveals the 2016 Voice hopefuls are an eclectic mix of singers.

Boy George thinks the 2016 season of The Voice may have attracted the best singers yet.

Eccentric singer George found fame with '80s band Culture Club and has remained on the showbiz circuit ever since. His pop credentials saw him take Tom Jones' chair on The Voice, and fans will get a first glimpse at his judging skills on Saturday (09Jan16) when the new series kicks off.

"I think we’ve attracted a really eclectic bunch of performers," he smiled to The Sun. “I do think there are a couple of people on my team who are special.”, who's been a part of the show since it started in 2012, and Ricky Wilson are both back in the spinning chairs. Paloma Faith is another new signing this year, taking over from Rita Ora who jumped talent show ship to the X Factor in 2015.

The Voice is renowned for having former singing stars turn up and try their luck in the blind auditions, with ex-Cleopatra singer Cleo Higgins and Sean Conlon from boyband 5ive previously auditioning.

This year it's been revealed Kevin Simm, who found fame with TV show Popstars reject band Liberty X, wowed the judging panel. He belted out a version of Sia's Chandelier and TV sources say the audience was blown away.

"Kevin really impressed everyone – this could be huge for him," an insider told The Daily Star before hinting that all four judges were keen to get him on their teams.

Waterloo Road actor Thomas Milner and '70s variety show veteran Bernie Clifton also try to impress with their vocal skills.

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