The Voice’s Becky Hill fears for hopefuls
BECKY HILL has grave concerns about ITV show The Voice Kids — after revealing wannabes on the adult format received death threats. Hill reached the semi-final of the first series of The Voice six years ago, and now has a record deal with major label Polydor.
But the 24-year-old (top) says the current spin-off, starring coaches Pixie Lott, will.i.am and McFly’s Danny Jones, isn’t a good idea after revealing she needed therapy to tackle anxiety after her stint on the talent show.
She told Guilty Pleasures: ‘Being on reality TV is quite exposing, and to do that to a young child is intense. If you are the kind of person that is a depressive, you’re not going to have found that out yet, so that (The Voice Kids) could put somebody off balance.’
She claimed: ‘For example, the two girls that I battled with on The Voice were edited to make them look very bad and they received death threats. So to put a child on a talent contest, I think you have to be very, very careful.’
Hill, who has dropped new single Sunset In The East, issued her warning as ex-footballer David Beckham gave 11-year-old hopeful Lilia Slattery — the granddaughter of the England football team’s former masseuse, Steve Slattery — a publicity boost via his Instagram account.
Slattery and other contestants are singing to win a £30,000 bursary and a family holiday to Disneyland Paris. The contest ends on Saturday.
Addressing her own issues, Hill said: ‘I don’t deal with my anxiety very well and I feel it’s getting worse as I get older. But having therapy is a great way to combat it.’ The singer revealed she relies on her DJ boyfriend to calm her nerves.
‘I wrote my latest single about him,’ she said. ‘It’s about when we first met and stayed up all night talking until the sun came up. I’ve been with him for two-and-a-half years. The romance is still going strong. It’s a bonus we are both in music. But if he was an electrician, plumber or lawyer, I’m sure we would still work as we understand one another really well.’
Author: Andrei Harmsworth