Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am is set to appear on the UK version of the hit reality singing competition The Voice, alongside Welsh legend Tom Jones and will.i.am has been discussing how honoured he is to be working with Tom.
will.i.am i am explained, "We started with a music industry being one thing where it was truly about the song, the performance, the voice. You didn't know if the singer was short, black, white, fat or skinny. Tom Jones was a part of that. He was a part of music when it was about going on the Ed Sullivan Show and American Bandstand.”
He added, “He was a part of that. He witnessed the American music industry when it was feuding black and white. He saw two cultures come together. That's why I'm proud to work on a show with Tom. He worked through the '70s and '80s. And then MTV was born. He's lived in the '90s when people could sell two million CDs in a week.”
will.i.am continued, “He's now living in the '00s when people hear music on their phones and every detail about this show can be shared in split seconds online." The Voice is set to premiere on BBC One on Saturday March 24.