The Voice UK: Axed J Marie Cooper blasts the show!

J Marie Cooper (The Voice UK)

Axed Voice UK contestant J Marie Cooper has taken to Twitter today to blast the show for choosing age over talent.

Last night we saw J Marie lose out on a place in the live shows after Will.i.am chose youngster [tag]Sophie Griffin[/tag] over her.

Both Will and Danny said there was little difference between the pair vocally, leaving Will with a tough choice.

He said: "Sophie, when you came on this stage, I forgot you were 17 and I thank you for that. And, J Marie Cooper super-duper... you know, 27, that’s the age I was when I met Fergie. 17 is the age I was when I started the Peas. Now I have to choose which version of myself to move forward with.

"This is hard, this is very hard. Okay, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the person I was when I was 17, so I’m going to go with Sophie. "

Speaking out against the show this morning, J Marie hit out at the coaches.

She said: "Hey peeps, there was a lot cut from my final edit of The Voice, including any emotion or story I might have had... As much as I'm ok with it' she said, not sounding very ok with it.

"I don't feel I was portrayed entirely correctly...I have experience as a singer yes, but needed this opportunity too. I am still working for £7:50 an hour.. So the whole 'she's so experienced' thing is a bit much. I am but don't think that should be a reason not to go through."

The red-haired performer added: "I have a lot of love for all of the contestants on The Voice, and I still support the show. But I'm real and always gonna tell it like it is.

"The fact that I am 27, should not have even been a factor. It's called 'The Voice' not 'The Age'. I'm stating facts here. X"

J Marie also hit out at the coaches for saying Sophie had more to give.

She added: "'She's as good as she can get' also an assumption. Anyone knows as an artist/singer u never stop learning. I always think I can grow more x

"I am ok with not going through,, for all the tweets back. Just think the reasons should have been to do with the vocal. The Voice. Xx"

And the former Strictly singer also revealed she complained to coach Will over the decision.

"I have also said all of this to @iamwill . I am a very honest, real person. Always gonna say it as it is. Lots of love everyone xxxx," she wrote.

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