UNITED KINGDOM – The Black Eyed Peas star has suggested that sending The Voice champion would be a surefire way to give the UK a great chance of taking the crown once more.
Speaking in an exclusive interview to launch The Voice Kids, he said: “How comes the winner of The Voice doesn’t automatically go to Eurovision?
“You know what I’m saying? That would work.”
The rapper may finally have landed on a great idea after Michael Rice, with no profile, came last with a paltry 11 points in this year’s competition held in Tel Aviv last month.
It was the fourth time in 17 years the UK had finished in last place.
William Adams known professionally as will.i.am (pronounced ‘Will-I-am’), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, record producer, voice actor, and philanthropist, best known as a founding and lead member of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas.
As a solo artist, will.i.am has released four solo albums, beginning with Lost Change, released in 2001 through Atlantic Records. His second solo outing, Must B 21, was released on September 23, 2003.
The track “Go!” was regularly used as the theme for the NBA Live 2005 and Madden NFL 2005 seasons. The third album, Songs About Girls, was released on September 25, 2007. He released his fourth studio album, #willpower, in 2013.
As a music producer, will.i.am has produced with other artists including Cheryl, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Kesha, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, David Guetta, U2, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher, Justin Timberlake, A. R. Rahman, Nicki Minaj, 2NE1, and Baby Kaely.
In collaborations and with the Black Eyed Peas, he has a total of 41 top-40 entries on the UK Singles Chart since 1998, and has sold 9.4 million singles in the UK.