The buzz is still strong on the fact that the legendary Sir Tom Jones has been confirmed as a mentor on the UK’s new version of “The Voice” that will air on BBC later this year. Fans are now holding out hope from even more from Jones. He has now announced that he would like to judge “The X Factor.”
"The Voice" Mentor Sir Tom Jones Says He'd Also Like to Judge on "The X Factor"
The 71-year-old singing superstar told The Daily Star that he would like to be a judge on “The X Factor” for sure. He didn’t clarify whether he would like to be a judge on both shows simultaneously or whether he’d prefer “The X Factor” over “The Voice.”
From all indications, though, Sir Tom Jones is likely quite happy with his current position, and there has been already a great deal of enthusiasm expressed over the legend’s willingness to mentor young performers on “The Voice.”
His only reservations regarding the talent shows are when young kids are thrown in to the mix before they are ready. In the USA version of “The X Factor,” for example, some kids made it into the finals, and two of them had dramatic departures. When contestant Rachel Crow was ousted from the competition, she literally fell down in sorrow. Tom is not alone in thinking that young kids should be protected from too much pressure in the business too soon.
During his recent interview, Tom also revealed such fascinating personal details as the fact that he was almost cast in the beloved role of James Bond, but that just didn’t pan out. Also, he confessed that the highlight of his career was being knighted, which is an honor and experience that the velvet-voiced singer still fully appreciates.