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Will.i.am Convinced Kylie Minogue to Join ‘The Voice’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, BBC, Features,

'The Voice' UK judges

Will.i.am persuaded Kylie Minogue to sign up as a judge on The Voice.

The Black Eyed Peas star interrupted a meeting between BBC bosses and the "Spinning Around" hit-maker in a bid to convince the Australian pop singer to accept a role on the panel alongside fellow judges Tom Jones and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson. "I was considering it and I didn't I know what the answer was. Then I had a meeting in LA and Will.i.am bombed the meeting. I had just one question to Will - how was the experience? He said he loved it, so I thought, 'OK, that's cool,'" Kylie recalled.

The 45-year-old singer admits she became overwhelmed with nerves and lost many nights sleep as a result of the pressure to make a decision, but looking back believes she made the right choice. "I lost sleep back then, I really felt a lot of pressure and I didn't know what the right decision was. My record company were really keen but I didn't buckle. I feel like it was the right decision now because this feels great, it feels like it's the right time," Kylie said.

Meanwhile, will.i.am - who will appear as a judge for a third time when The Voice returns on Saturday - revealed he wasn't willing to sign up if Kylie turned down the offer, as he explained, "I was like 'I can't make my decision but I guarantee you if Kylie says yes, I'm in.'"



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