'X Factor would say no to Adele', claims Voice coach Danny O'Donoghue

Danny O'Donoghue (The Voice UK)

The Voice UK coach Danny O'Donoghue has hit out at rival reality shows such as The X Factor, saying that they would've rejected singers like Adele because they don't "fit the mould".

The Script star Danny, who is joined by [tag]Jessie J[/tag], Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones on the new BBC One series, complained that there was a need for a show like The Voice to allow any type of singers to have a chance at stardom.

He told the Daily Mirror: “We need to take the music industry by the scruff of the neck and get it back out of ‘Everybody needs to be in this mould and if you're not in this silhouette of that's what a pop star should be then you're not getting in’.

“There's artists out there that are breaking the mould. Adele's a perfect example. Six Grammys."

He continued: “If she'd have probably gone on one of those shows, maybe they would have taken her at face value and gone 'uh-oh'.

“Not on The Voice.”

The new BBC One series starts on March 24, and will see the panel of coaches sit with their backs to the stage, only able to decide whether or not they want to put auditionees through based on their voice.

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