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04 January 2020 10:32

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Meghan Trainor has revealed that she was upset no one sang one of her songs during The Voice audition process. The All About That Bass singer is the newest member of the judging panel and will join Will.i.am, Olly Murs and Sir Tom Jones in the new series. 'I was listening out for something different, I want to find singers that cannot only win but I can write songs with,' she began. The star also admitted that she was upset that during the audition process no one sang one of her songs. I thought they would sing the John Legend song I'm Going To Lose You, not one of them did but it's ok.' She may be a judge now, but once upon a time, Meghan almost auditioned for The Voice.

I would just write songs and she would have me pitch them and then one day she just told me "I'm going to sign you up for The Voice, we're going to get you on there" and I panicked,' she continued. Meghan is a judge on the next series (Photo by Joel Anderson/ITV/REX) 'I think that's the scariest thing ever and at the time I just wasn't ready.' The latest series of The Voice UK returns to ITV on 4 January, 2020. If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page - we'd love to hear from you. MORE: Fans confused as X Factor: The Band doesn't acknowledge Jess Folley's The Voice Kids win during audition Meghan Trainor is already eyeing up the competition as she prepares to make her debut on the latest series of The Voice UK. Yes, The Voice UK is back for yet another series, its ninth to date, and if rumours are to be believed, 2020 could well be the best year yet for the blind singing competition.

For while Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am and Olly Murs are set to return, Jennifer Hudson's worthy seat will be taken over by none other than American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor. "It's been a dream, it's everything I ever thought it would be and more!" says the Grammy Award winner, 25, as she joins her fellow coaches during a break from a busy day of filming. "But because I know how talented Meghan is and what her gift is as far as like, 'Yo, I am a composer', what she brings to the contestants is priceless, because there's not that many awesome singers, composers, females in our industry." "Jennifer had that great American bubbly diva queen personality and Meghan's got that as well," Murs, 35, adds. "It's a trump card that you can use in that there's an element of, 'I hope the contestants can see that I won last year', but that really comes from the contestant, and Molly was fantastic; I was fortunate enough to turn for her last year and she picked me! But I'm not the newbie - I'm giving that to Meghan, as I was her two years ago, like, 'I gotta win, I gotta win!' She's really up for it!" "I'm the new girl in town, I'm the youngest, I haven't accomplished as much as everyone else, and I was worried that they wouldn't know what I've done in my career or even who I am," she says, "so it was a nice confidence boost!" "If (a song) has been done that many times, they've got to come with something different.

"When I think back to (The X Factor), when I did Superstition by Stevie Wonder, the reason I picked that song was because it was unique and I hadn't really heard many people sing it on talent shows," Murs recalls. "I've heard so many people sing Bridge Over Troubled Water that you're always going to compare it, so why don't you find a song that's unique?" he suggests. "If you don't think of the original, that's a good thing. "A person could sing the most perfect song and not have the emotion and then we're going to sit there and say the issue is song choice? "If you don't bring out your emotion, the coaches are always going to say it's song choice...

it's the easiest thing to say if you don't like something." "We've got a lot of females, but I'm loving the girl power," Trainor chimes in. "This year I'm going into it slightly different than I did in the past," Murs adds cryptically. This year I think it's quite spread across the whole team - they're all equally really, really good. "I don't think Molly was THE favourite at this point last year, but she was my favourite," he adds. This year sees Meghan Trainor join Olly Murs, Tom Jones and will.i.am as they prepare to uncover some of the UK's best undiscovered talent. And it's a promising start to the series, with our coaches hitting that all-important button for some truly amazing acts. The 27-year-old Sheffield labourer is hoping to provide a better life for his daughter and three step-children – but will his original song make our coaches sit up and listen? The 30-year-old admits his dad is his biggest critic when it comes to performing at gigs, but will the coaches be warmer as he sings Alicia Keyes' How Come You Don't Call Me? The 32-year-old elearning support worker is a familiar face to coach Olly Murs – but will her voice make him spin his chair round? The 31-year-old from Hackney is another familiar face to one of our coaches, with performing running through her family. The Voice UK continues Saturday at 8.30pm on ITV Emma Willis will be back on ITV to host the latest series of The Voice UK as the talent show welcomes new coach Meghan Trainor. While Meghan, will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Olly Murs listen out for the next superstar, Emma has to wait patiently with the friends and families of the hopeful singers looking to impress just one of the four coaches. As Emma listens to the contestants perform, she can often be seen by viewers shouting out to the coaches just like the audience does. The Voice UK: Emma apologised to contestants READ MORE Emma Willis admits she's 'jealous' of husband Matt Willis "I'll think, 'I don't understand why they did that' it's tough and then I remind myself, 'You are not a musician, you don't know what you're talking about'." "I remember my place and step back into line," Emma joked. The Voice UK coaches "But the next day, it's weird you don't really know what you're going to hold with you." Emma recalled one audition in particular which resonated with her. "I remember a kid on the first series of The Voice Kids and that stayed with me for a long time," she said.