The Voice UK: Hannah Berney wants Nerina Pallot on the panel!

Hannah Berney

There's been much speculation today over The Voice UK panel, and former finalist Hannah Berney has said she'd love to see someone like Nerina Pallot join the show.

It's been reported this morning that both Jessie J and Sir Tom Jones could be quitting the show, leaving space for two new coaches.

Hannah told us: "I would love to absolutely see some great British song writers, people like Nerina Pallot.

"Someone who's had a long time in the industry, people like Paloma Faith who came in, I think they should've been given a bigger slot."

The Welsh singer, who was coached by Danny O'Donoghue on the series earlier this year, also said there was no need for a major revamp of the format.

She explained: "I don't think much needs to be changed, I just think the audience is getting used to a brand new format. I think maybe if they let the artist have a bit more say into their performance it'd be a bit more individual.

"America has original songs in the final, and they also have spinning chairs in the battle rounds... I'm not sure how that works, but fight fight fight!"

Despite being (completely unjustly) booted out in the first live show, there's no doubt the exposure has helped Hannah, who revealed to us: "Right now it's just about originals, all my own material is currently being demoed and produced. It's focusing on getting my own stuff sorted."

Hannah will be performing her homecoming gig live in Cardiff on July 26. Get tickets now!

Watch our full interview with Hannah below...

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