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Bressie knows nothing... he's only on Voice for his good looks – Louis

BRESSIE is just a pretty face and Jamelia is a nobody who should be replaced by Samantha Mumba.

That's the opinion of X Factor judge Louis Walsh, who is more than a little critical of The Voice of Ireland.

The pop guru has taken against the RTE show – even though he hasn't watched an episode.

Louis says that Bressie is ill-qualified to mentor up-and-coming music acts when he does not boast any hit records since splitting from the Blizzards.

"Bressie ... I mean, he's never sold a record. How can he judge anybody?" Louis told the Diary. "If he's just there for his looks, he should be on Ireland's Next Top Model."

Bressie has caused a stir on series two of the show, with his fellow mentors agreeing that he has the most talented team.

But they feel that it is the Mullingar man's smouldering looks that have made him the most popular judge.

Jamelia has said that she understands why Bressie is a big hit with the girls.

"He is absolutely gorgeous and a lovely person as well. I can 100pc see his appeal and understand why all the girls are in love with him," she added.

The former Blizzards front man made the move back home in January as he gears up to release his latest album at the end of the month.

And he will remain in Ireland for the next few months for the duration of The Voice. Jamelia herself did not escape Louis's critical eye, with the music mogul admitting that he has never even heard of her.

The 60-year-old feels that an Irish female singer should have replaced Brian Kennedy.

"I have never heard of her: they should have got Samantha Mumba," said Louis.


Louis, who led Westlife to 15 number 1 singles during their 15 years of stardom, admits that he hasn't watched a single episode of the show, now in its second year.

According to the Mayo native, there are only two judges worthy of their place in the large red armchairs.

"I haven't seen it at all, but I hear Kian is stealing the show," Louis told the Diary.

"There are four judges on the show and two of them have been in successful bands – Kian and Sharon [Corr]. I think they're really good."