will.i.am has said the reason no one from The Voice has had a hit single is down to politics and not because the winners tend to be forgettable and a bit rubbish.
Having a chat with the Evening Standard about it all, i.am mused: "X Factor is different…The very dynamics of [The Voice] make it hard to have success like that."
Referring to the the BBC's strict rules on promoting commercial artists, he continued:
"I think it gives a great platform for people to gain experience, but the BBC — you can’t promote things on it. The BBC has radio, but there is so much politics involved. Can other radio stations play something that came from a competing radio station?"
"I would like it to happen, but looking at the politics of it all, that answer has to be via a strategic plan," he continued.
Isn't it enough to have someone who sings good and has a nice song though?
“Somebody winning that sings good and having a nice song, isn’t enough. And we’ve seen it for three seasons. The politics have to be worked out and rules have to be bent for you to have a hit.”
Finding an undeniably amazing popstar would help though, let's be honest.