The ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ singer could be ready to take a seat on ‘The Voice’s’ judging panel.
With Rita Ora having just jumped ship to the ‘X-Factor’, BBC talent show ‘The Voice’ has found itself one judge down ahead of its sixth season. But Ora’s empty chair could end up being filled sooner rather than later, as reports say Paloma Faith is next in line to take a seat on ‘The Voice’s’ panel.
Paloma Faith could be set to join ‘The Voice’.
According to The Sun, Paloma is the firm favourite to replace Rita, with a source telling the newspaper, “Bosses think she would be great. They have been impressed by her forthright opinions and love her out-there style.”
This week Rita Ora was announced as leaving the show and joining rival series the ‘X-Factor’ to sit alongside pal Nick Grimshaw. But along with Ora’s departure, it’s still unclear whether ‘The Voice’s’ other judges, Ricky Wilson, Will.i.am and Tom Jones will return to the show for the sixth series.
Outspoken Paloma does have a history with the BBC talent show, having served as a guest mentor in 2012. But the singer didn't appear to have the best time there and she later criticised the show for editing her out too much.
“[The opportunity] came through them contacting my people, who said, "Do you want to do it?" And I said, 'Yeah, but can I say what I really feel?’” Faith told The Evening Standard in 2012. “But they just edited it out. I think I was maybe a bit too realistic.”
“I was doing a lot of talking about how you shouldn’t really worry about this and I don’t really believe in competing in art because it’s subjective, so some people think you’re amazing but some people won’t - all that kind of normal human stuff that they don’t promote on that show.”
This week the singer also made headlines after she described Glastonbury as ‘absolutely s**t’, during a performance at Hampton Court Palace Festival in London. “I would recommend watching it on telly at home because in all honesty it's absolutely s**t,’’ the singer is reported to have told the audience. Paloma is also said to have called out some of the crowd out for not knowing the lyrics to songs from her first album .