Speaking on Radio 4′s Today show, the TV mogul said that he didn’t understand why the BBC talent show – which was previously locked in a ratings battle with his ITV venture Britain’s Got Talent – was on television instead of the radio.
“That show [The Voice] puzzles me because it starts off and ‘it’s all about the voice’,” he said. “So my first thought is, ‘Why isn’t this on radio?’ because what’s the point in looking at them. Then suddenly I’m watching it a week or two weeks ago and it’s the same as The X Factor. They’ve got dancers behind them, graphics, lights. Same show.”
He went on to add: I see a lot of shows trying to rip us off. If you try and rip somebody off it always looks like a bad copy.
Earlier this month (May 5), it was reported that Cowell was in secret talks with the BBC, to discuss the possibility of leaving ITV for the rival broadcaster to work on a drama series.
Check out UK pop / jazz duo Miss 600. Their singles ‘Typically Me’ and ‘Twist’ each spent seven weeks on the BBC Radio 2 (The UK’s biggest radio station) playlist and acheived thousands of plays on UK radio. Both singles are available from iTunes and all good digital retailers.
See the video to ‘Typically Me’ below:
Also check out Miss 600′s debut album ‘Buying Time’.
Available to buy from all major digital shops worldwide, ‘Buying Time’ features some wonderful collaborations, including duets with Reggae Legend Maxi Priest, songstress Sonna Rele and legendary film composer Ennio Morricone.
Miss 600′s music is available on iTunes and all good digital stores.
You can purchase their album ‘Buying Time’ from the following links:
See the videos to ‘Twist’,'Missing You’ below: