The Voice 2014 battle rounds aren't fair complains Leo Ihenacho

Leo Ihenacho (The Voice UK)

The Voice UK 2014 battle rounds are this weekend but already Leo Ihenacho isn't happy.

The Team Kylie singer reckons that the next stage of the competition isn't "fair."

In the battles the coaches will pair up the acts in their teams for a series of head to head musical duets.

One singer will win in each pairing leaving the four coaches with six acts each in their teams, but Leo doesn't like the setup.

"I think it's probably best if they had one song and two people sing it the way they want to sing it rather than singing it together, because when you have two people battling over one song, it kind of ruins the song," he said.

The former star of The Streets added: "People are trying to oversing and it's detrimental to the whole performance if people are just battling. They should just have people singing the songs in their own time, in their own style, individually. So I'm not really a big fan of this round."

Meanwhile speaking to DigitalSpy, Leo confessed that his performances in the battles may not be his best after being distracted by mentor Kylie.

We can't exactly blame him!

"There's a period during rehearsals for the show when you're supposed to be focusing on the song we're supposed to be singing, and she's talking and you're thinking to yourself, 'That's Kylie!'" he told the website. "Do you remember the days when Neighbours used to be on at 1.30pm? It used to be on really, really early and I used to rush home to watch Charlene.

"And here she is now, having a laugh with me, messing around, just talking rubbish. You're supposed to be doing work and you're just thinking, 'Wow'. Could you imagine if I was back then to say to myself, 'Don't worry about it Leo, you'll be seeing her in a few years'? You can get very easily sidetracked, put it that way!"

The Voice UK airs this Saturday night from 6PM on BBC One.

Browse pictures of Team Kylie in training for the battles below...

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