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Monday 1 September 2014

Jones hasn't heard Mitchell's album

Sir Tom Jones coached last year's winner of The Voice Leanne Mitchell

Sir Tom Jones has reportedly admitted that he hasn't listened to The Voice winner's album yet.

The Welsh star mentored winner Leanne Mitchell on last year's show, but according to The Sun confessed that he hadn't yet got around to listening to her record, which failed to make the top 100 in the charts.

He said: "I've got the album and haven't listened to it yet."

However, the 72-year-old added: "But I've heard the new single, If I Knew Then, and I think she's done a great job on it."

Sir Tom also suggested he wasn't happy with the timing of Leanne's debut single Run To You, which was released shortly after she won the BBC One show last year and failed to set the charts on fire.

"Like everybody does, she needed time to live with the music then put it out," he said.

"So I don't think the timing worked on her first single. It was rushed and the record company didn't take enough time with her. So hopefully now that they have taken time it will work."

He added: "Whoever wins, they are then with the record company and management agency, so there's not a lot I can do after that - she's been taken over."

Last week it was revealed that Leanne sold fewer than 1,000 copies of her debut album in a week.

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