Marvin Humes on The Voice: "We haven't had that worldwide phenomenon star"

Published Wednesday, Dec 23 2015, 17:15 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Marvin Humes has said The Voice UK winners are yet to achieve global success.

Marvin, who co-hosts the show alongside Emma Willis, was asked about why stars of the show fail to make their mark on the music industry in comparison to contestants on The X Factor.

Emma Willis, Marvin Humes appears on Alan Carr: Chatty Man Christmas special - 25 December 2015.

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Marvin and Emma discuss the new series of The Voice.

"The great thing about The Voice is that everyone is an incredible singer," said Marvin on Alan Carr's Chatty Man Christmas special.

"Yeah, fair enough, we haven't had that worldwide phenomenon star yet but I think this year we're hoping that with the constants we've got - there's a few that are going to be in the finals that we know can definitely be that person."

The Voice returns to BBC One in January for the final time before moving to ITV in 2017, but former JLS singer Marvin said the show has had success stories.

Stevie McCrorie performing 'Lost Stars' on the final of 'The Voice'. Broadcast on BBC1 HD.

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Show winner Stevie.

Marvin explained: "Even Stevie, who won last year, he is an incredible singer and he came back and sung for us a few weeks ago and his new album comes out in January, he went to number one in Scotland and number six in the UK, so I think there is still time for him to grow as well.

"And Becky from series one, she had a number one record, so we have had success but we just need that global success."

Alan Carr's Chatty Man Christmas special - 9pm, Channel 4, on Friday 25 December - Christmas Day

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