Will.i.am says winning The Voice UK is "pointless"

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Will.i.am has declared winning The Voice UK "pointless".

While we've always known that the champions of shows like The Voice and The X Factor aren't always the acts that do the best, we're not sure ITV will be so keen on Will's comments.

But speaking on the red carpet at last week's press launch, Will was bluntly honest with his feelings.

Discussing new coach Jennifer Hudson's rise to fame on American Idol, Will said: “She has this nugget of perspective that kind of debunks the whole premise of the show – of winning.

"The whole idea of Jennifer Hudson makes the record deal [prize] and winning pointless.”

He explained: “Here’s a person who came seventh and has an awesome career. She’s done movies, she’s won Grammies, she’s won Emmys, she won BAFTAs – she’s won a whole bunch of awards and sold a whole bunch of records and sold out a lot of freakin’ seats in arenas.”

Of course while there are many examples of non-winners making a career for themselves, it's far from guaranteed.

Only the winner will be sure to scoop a record deal so we're not too convinced to say it's "pointless" to win.

Meanwhile, Jennifer herself has suggested her past experience on American Idol would help her connect to the contestants.

She said: "I’m going to find the voice, that’s what I’m going to bring to the table. I want to talk to the contestants, I want to connect with them because I’ve been through a similar experience.

"And let them know ‘I am here for you, I know what you’re going through’. I know the pressures, I know your dream, I know how important it is to you…”

The Voice UK will air on ITV from 2017.

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