The Rocket Man just dissed his country's top singing competition with the righteous wrath of an angry lavender-scented God!
Sir Elton John thinks The Voice sucks, to be frank — he says those kinds of TV singing competitions are doing irreparable damage to the music industry!
According to sources, Elton spoke to BBC Radio 4's Front Row and said:
"Nobody on The Voice in America has had a hit record. Nobody on The Voice in England has had a hit record - they're nonentities. Television and video have done a lot of damage to music. They've propelled people into stardom that aren't ready for it, you know, and can't sustain it. And they're only as good as the next song. I hate that. I hate people being cast aside. It breaks my heart to see people like Michelle McManus who won 'Pop Star' [Pop Idol], whatever it was, but it's not fair."
Tell us how you really feel, Sir Grumpy Pants!!
The 66-year-old Tiny Dancer singer does have a tiny point, though — these shows aren't always helping the cream of the crop get started in the industry!
We have one super-sweet solution:
ELTON SHOULD JOIN THE CAST!!!
He is literally music royalty! If anyone can help The Voice become a positive influence on the music industry, it should be him!!
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