The Voice contestants were all out of tune, says Andrew Lloyd Webber – Daily TV round-up

Andrew Lloyd Webber has said that he couldn't watch 'The Voice' because all of the contestants were singing out of tune.

The West End producer, composer and talent show judge, slated the show ahead of his new series 'Superstar' which starts on ITV this weekend.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and his fellow judges on 'Superstar' Jason Donovan and Dawn French (Credit: ITV)

“I don’t know what the problem was there. Everyone was out of tune all the time. I just couldn’t watch it,” he told Radio Times.

“Unfortunately, I have perfect pitch - it’s either one of the great advantages or the greatest affliction in life. When people sing out of tune, I just can’t listen.”

'Superstar' will hunt for a new Jesus to star in a remake of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar', but he added that he's banned his judges, which include Dawn French and Jason Donovan,  from using talent show cliches.

“What I really, really want to do is to sit down with everyone and tell them that there are certain reality show cliches and I think we ought to have a gong system,” he said.

“It’ll gong us out if anyone says, ‘You’ve had a fantastic journey’ or, ‘Although you’ve lost, I’m sure we’re going to hear from you again’.”

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