The Voice 2014 coaches admit image IS important

Sir Tom Jones (The Voice 2014)

The Voice 2014 UK coaches have confessed that image is important in the industry.

New coaches Kylie Minogue and Ricky Wilson controversially said this week that both personality and having the "whole package" were requirements for acts on the show.

"Image and personality both [play a part]," Kaiser Chief's frontman Ricky Wilson explained. "Some people who don’t have as good as voices as others can trounce them in their personality. They look scared and think ‘how can we beat them?’ but they light up the room with their personality.

" Barbara Streisand has got one of the greatest voices in the world but her personality is so important too."

And asked whether she felt image was important, Kylie replied: "Of course it is. You need the whole package. If it were just solely about the voice, then you would not need a stage, hair, make-up or lights. I could just sit in a dark room and I wouldn’t have to get ready!"

Meanwhile, current Voice coaches Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones have warned this year's acts that no one can guarantee them a successful career.

“Ultimately, when you make a record, you just have to hope you got all the ingredients in and that people will buy it," Sir Tom said this week. “We can’t say to anyone who comes on this show, ‘If you win this, you will be a star’. We can’t say that because it’s not true.”

Will agreed: "There’s no guarantee, ever.”

The Voice UK 2014 starts this Saturday night from 7PM on BBC One with the Blind Auditions.

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