Thursday 25 December 2014

Kylie's unsure of her future on The Voice

Shereen Low

Published 12/03/2014 | 19:55

Singer Kylie Minogue arrives for the BRIT Awards, celebrating British pop music, at the O2 Arena in London February 19, 2014.    REUTERS/Luke MacGregor  (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE) (BRIT-ARRIVALS)
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Dannii (left) and Kylie Minogue. PA
Kylie Minogue opted for a rubber dress for the Brits
Kylie Minogue and Pharrell Williams on stage during the 2014 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Kylie Minogue and Pharrell Williams on stage during the 2014 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Kylie Minogue on stage during the 2014 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. Yui Mok/PA Wire

Kylie Minogue says a further series as a coach on The Voice is not assured because of her touring commitments.

The Australian singer, who is one of the coaches on the BBC singing show alongside Will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson, admitted her forthcoming tour would take priority over any TV work.

She replaced Jessie J on the panel in the third series, alongside Wilson, who had taken over from The Script's Danny O'Donoghue.

"I'm already doing it again in Australia, but UK or Australia, I don't know if I could (do another season) because I'm going to be touring. We'll see," she said.

"I am doing The Voice Australia so that will carry on until July. I've got to get through at least this one first, and then two with Australia."

Minogue, who admitted signing up to The Voice was a "huge decision", cannot wait for the live shows, which will begin after the knock-out rounds.

"What I'm really excited for are the live shows - we have three weeks of live shows, which will wrap everything up," she said.

"It's odd to me (that) that will be that because it's such a big part of my life as late. But The Voice UK and the BBC nurtured me into the role, because every meeting I had with them, I said, 'I'm 'fessing up, I'm nervous. I haven't done this before, I don't know if I can do it and how people will react to me doing it'."

The 45-year-old added: "There is no doubt that it has been challenging and intense but it's also been really rewarding."

Minogue - whose new album Kiss Me Once is released on March 17 - may be the bookies' favourite to be the winning coach, but she's remaining diplomatic.

"I've got strong contenders but I think every team has. We all end up with someone in the final live show, so we're all in with a chance until the very end. We've got a good range of acts and for those who don't make it through, they have such a great experience," she said.

"I've seen some of them since, and I said, 'Sorry you didn't make it through', but they said, 'We've loved the experience and the exposure'.

"And I think what's important for all of them is to be prepped for when their moment is on screens, because it's one opportunity of a landscape of opportunities. It might not be the one that magically makes everything happen but you have to use all your different opportunities and mould your own future with that."

The Into The Blue singer also revealed all the judges are equally competitive.

"We're competitive but at the same time, it's not competitive to the point where it's about us. It's about our acts," she said, adding: "We all have different experiences so we have different things to draw upon. I'd say we're equal - we show it in different ways."

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