Brian May has hit out at The Voice, saying he hopes the show will "die a natural death very soon".
The Queen guitarist was unimpressed by BBC One's singing contest and took to his website to vent his anger.
Brian, 65, wrote in the Bri's Soapbox section of his website: "Sorry, hate to be negative but The Voice is the dullest, dumbest, most depressing show on TV. It's the ultimate insult to music and to performers.
"Every time I catch a glimpse of young singers busting their guts trying to win somebody's attention, who is rudely sitting with their back to them... I feel sick."
The Voice audition rounds see singing hopefuls take to the stage while judges Tom Jones, Jessie J, will.i.am and Danny O'Donoghue sit with their backs to the performers until they are impressed enough to turn and face them.
Brian wrote: "The performance is all about everything the performer gives... in voice, in sound, in body language, in facial expression, in intimate eye contact.
"This stupid, stupid idea that someone can judge a singer by turning his back on him, and missing out on proper contact, is, to me, a fatuous nonsense. And actually poisonous to the growth of young performers.
"I hate seeing the great Tom Jones shoehorned into this scenario... it seems to deprive everyone who takes part of their dignity. I hope this vile show dies a natural death very soon."