The Voice 2013 UK criticised for featuring so many 'fallen stars'

Kym Mazelle

The Voice 2013 has been criticised for showcasing too many so called 'fallen stars'.

The BBC one show has only seen two audition episodes but already a lot of the hopefuls have been known to the viewers.

Amongst the stars to have gone before the panel so far are Soul II Soul singer Kym Mazelle and 90s hit maker Kavana.

And appearing in future episodes will be the likes of Hear'Say singer Danny Foster and Cleopatra's Cleo Higgins.

One viewer asked online: "Is The Voice obliged to have an faded popstar on every audition show?"

Another wondered: "Why was Kym Mazelle on The Voice?"

And a third joked: "It's like the BBC have taken series two of The Big Reunion from ITV."

One ITV insider took the chance to use the criticism against the rival show, saying this month: "Why anyone would want to watch former stars is anyone’s guess."

They added: “These shows should be about finding a star out of the blue not resurrecting former pop glory.”

However, while many past chart toppers have auditioned, none of them have made it through so far, somewhat embarrassingly.

Coaches Jessie J, Will.I.am, Sir Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue seem to be focusing on new, fresh talent.

The blind auditions continue this Saturday night on BBC One from 6:45PM.

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