Natalie Gauci has publicly blasted The Voice Australia after competing on the singing competition this year.
The 38-year-old, who previously won Australian Idol, told News Corp on Sunday that she believes The Voice has become soulless and commercialised, and that the program is destined for the chopping block.
‘I think The Voice is on its last legs. Australian Idol was so innocent, it was all about the music,’ she lamented.
‘The show is on its last legs!’ Former Australian Idol winner Natalie Gauci [pictured] has lifted the lid on her experience competing on The Voice this year
‘Now it’s become so commercialised, and it’s all about money. The Voice has lost its soul.’
The singer, who found fame on Australian Idol in 2007, claimed she was initially unhappy with the salary Channel Nine wanted to pay her for The Voice.
After negotiating with network bosses, the mother-of-one managed to raise her paycheque by one thousand dollars.
Hitting out: The 38-year-old, who was recruited by the Channel Nine as a contestant this year, didn’t hold back as she slammed the show for becoming ‘too commercialised’ and failing to pay its contestants adequately
However, Natalie noted that it was still nothing in comparison to the wages earned by the celebrity coaches.
The brunette also alleged that her celebrity mentor Guy Sebastian failed to provide the ‘nurturing’ that she expected to receive, and that a team of vocal coaches would often step in for him instead.
Natalie went on to accuse the show of editing out footage of her defending herself when American star Kelly accused her of ‘screeching like a cat’ during a performance.
‘I wasn’t nurtured by him’: The singer also divulged to News Corp that her celebrity mentor Guy Sebastian would only be present for 45 minutes during their coaching sessions before a team of vocal coaches would take over
She was also left unimpressed by the show focusing on contestants’ backstories rather than their actual singing capabilities.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Nine representatives for comment.
Not happy: Ruthlessly she added that she wasn’t impressed by Guy’s ‘commentary’, felt like she wasn’t ‘nurtured’ by him and claimed he was putting on a façade for television
Source: Daily Mail | BBC News & Gossip