Confirmed: will.i.am Joins ‘The Voice’

Published: Thursday 8th Dec 2011 by Sam

will.i.am has spent the better part of a decade churning out hit after hit; so what better way to bring his experience with the Black Eyed Peas and as a producer full circle than to join one of the biggest music shows on TV – ‘The Voice’.

As per an official press release today, the Peas frontman has done just that. Full story after the jump…

will has been announced as a “coach” on the UK version of the popular US show. Confirmation that he’ll star alongside fellow coaches Jessie J, Script star Danny O’Donoghue, and Tom Jones, comes after months of speculation about his involvement with the X Factor rival.

Enlisting the producer/rapper will come as quite the coup for the BBC, who’ll begin airing the show next month. For beyond his name and accumen, will had quite the public spat with Simon Cowell over his handling of the Cheryl Cole X Factor USA fiasco earlier this year (will “manages” Cole). As such, his signing on to this show continues to add fuel to the fiery narrative which sees both talent searches pit against each other. Bring on January!

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  1. Lax December 8, 2011

    Yessssssss great news.

  2. ARYO December 8, 2011

    wasnt it confirmed before?? 😮

  3. KD December 8, 2011

    I am only excited by Jessie J.

    S/N: Who the f*** is Danny?

  4. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) December 8, 2011

    I just can’t…I really CAN’T….SMH.How will this man coach young vocalists??Can he sing??NO!What is he going to teach them??How to overuse autotune??

    It’s called ‘The Voice’!The contestants have to get advice and guidance from real vocalists… 🙄

  5. Teflon Boy December 8, 2011

    @Asap…, Exactly! He is NO vocalist so really has no business coaching or critiquing singers. At least all four judges on the US version can hold their own and then some, plus he’s sooo annoying!

  6. Chile Please!! December 8, 2011

    I’m so tired of these non-singing MoFo’s trying to coach people on these singing contest shows…….I mean what is he going to teach people? How to be a great Auto Tune singer??? Music f****** sucks now!

  7. JohnVidal December 8, 2011

    LOLOL I´m not sure he knows what a good voice is (Fergie screaming doesn´t count)

  8. mobwife December 8, 2011

    *Y A W N*

    Tom jones <— R E A L L Y? 0_o

  9. Dev December 8, 2011

    I won’t be watching. I would’ve been happier with Will Young

  10. MRDIVABITCH December 8, 2011

    Damn and I thought having Xtina telling the girls to watch their intonation and then going on stage and scream off key was bad enough, now this man who is not a vocalist of any sort will give vocal advice? Pffff.

  11. RHI RHI IS QUEEN December 8, 2011

    THE UK VERSION OF THINGS ALWAYS SUCK.. USA RULES

  12. Small_Angel December 8, 2011

    MRDIVABITCH
    December 8, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    Damn and I thought having Xtina telling the girls to watch their intonation and then going on stage and scream off key was bad enough, now this man who is not a vocalist of any sort will give vocal advice? Pffff.
    _________________________________________

    @cuntina
    You are using anothe name… You are so obses with xtina.
    LOL

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