A whole load of them are throwing a right old strop
If you watched the ‘Battle Rounds’ of The Voice UK last weekend (of course you did) you’ll know that the judges had to be eliminate five acts each before the live shows on Saturday.
Well, it seems some of those given the boot by their mentors Jessie J, Will.i.am, Tom Jones and Danny O’Donaghue aren’t too happy with what went down.
First up is Vince Freeman, who claims that his mentor Danny “handicapped” him when it came to his battle performance of U2’s 'With or Without You' against posh Bo Bruce. Look, here he is.
Rehearsal footage showed The Script singer Danny telling Vince to “tone down” his boomy-type voice so that Bo’s whispery-type voice (these are very technical terms as you can tell) could be heard. And Vince aint happy about it, not one bit.
He told This Is Gloucestershire: "I am livid about it. I was put in a difficult situation - I could go against my mentor, knowing that I would not go through, or I could do as I was told knowing I was having my hands tied behind my back."
He then had a little rant on twitter, tweeting: "thought I was supposed to be mentored not handicapped #shouldnthavelistened."
Vince isn’t the only one who’s feeling just a little bit peeved about being booted off the show. Flame-haried J Marie Cooper has hit out at her mentor, Will.i.am for focusing on her age, rather than her voice.
Oh, and she had a crack at the ‘editing’ too. Yes, that old chesnut.
“The fact that I am 27, should not have even been a factor. It's called 'The Voice' not 'The Age'. I'm stating facts here,” she tweeted, adding: “…There was a lot cut from my final edit of The Voice, including any emotion or story I might have had...I don't feel I was portrayed entirely correctly." Oh dear.
Wait, there’s more! Ben Kelly also dissed the editing of the show, after being disappointed that his battle was whole minutes shorter than others shown.
He tweeted: "Where did the rest of my battle go? #HalfASong #BlinkAndYoullMissIt #TheVoiceUK." Loving the use of a good hashtag there.
Judge and mentor Jessie J responded to some of the criticism, saying that she wished she could've taken more of her acts through to the live rounds. Not sure that’ll make this lot feel any better Jessie, but it’s nice of you to try!
What do you think? Do they have a point, or should they quit their whining?
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