28 May 2012
It is set to become the mother of all reality TV show feuds, with Simon Cowell further fuelling the fire this week!
Sources who attended the Austin X Factor auditions have told gossip site TMZ that Simon and co-judge L.A. Reid have come up with a new sinister plan to mess with their rivals at The Voice -- by convincing horrible singers to audition for The Voice instead!
According to TMZ L.A. Reid was overheard telling one such wannabe, "If you decide to try out again, please do it on another show."
A cheeky Simon then added, "Yes, the good news is I hear 'The Voice' auditions are happening next week."
These latest claims come off the back of comments made by Simon recently that The Voice is just a bad copy of his show The X Factor.
Simon told BBC Radio 4, "That show (The Voice) puzzles me because it starts off and 'it's all about the voice'. 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 added, "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."
What do you prefer? X Factor or The Voice?