Boy George wants to sign up Voice acts
Boy George wants to sign acts from 'The Voice' to his own record label.
The Culture Club frontman has joined the talent show as a coach for the next series and accepts it's part of his job to ensure the winner has a successful pop career, something that hasn't happened with past acts.
George is personally prepared to give the winner or any other artist on 'The Voice' he thinks can become a chart topper an opportunity to succeed and release music.
When asked if he thinks he can change the fortunes of next year's winner, the 'Karma Chameleon' hitmaker - whose band Culture Club have their own label Different Man Music - said: "That's the idea. This is the first time I've done it so I don't know what the outcome will be ... 'The Voice' chose me, it was an opportunity that came up and they chose me and I felt it was something I could do really well."
When quizzed on whether the winners of Simon Cowell's rival show 'X Factor' fare better because he has his own label Syco, George replied: "How do you know I'm not going to have my own record label?! You don't even have to be the winner, if I believe someone has got what it takes.
"You know, this is a competition, winning a competition is one thing but that doesn't mean that you don't have talent. There's only one winner and there's quite a lot of amazing singers. I haven't started it yet but it's certainly something I want to do in the future - manage other people, work with other people, so it's a possibility."
George - who is joined on the judging panel by will.i.am, Ricky Wilson and fellow newcomer Paloma Faith - is confident the next winner of 'The Voice' will come from his team because has some major talents working with him.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the Attitude Awards, he boasted: "I've got 12 really good singers on my team - I've got a couple of guys and it's like, 'Oh my God, these are great!' "
Although the 54-year-old music legend is happy to judge the pop hopefuls he doesn't think he could cope with the scrutiny if he was in their shoes, singing on stage and hoping for a chair to turn.
He admitted: "I watch these shows and I think, 'Wow, they're so brave.' I'm not sure if I would have been able to take that sort of pressure and that sort of criticism. Possibly I would have been too alternative for it, and there are people that come on the show and are too alternative for the mainstream but that doesn't mean they're not great."