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Meghan Trainor refused to audition for The Voice because she was ‘too scared’

Meghan almost auditioned for The Voice – and now she’s a judge (Photo by Joel Anderson/ITV/REX)
Meghan Trainor admitted that she once refused to audition for The Voice because she was too scared and felt ‘panicked’.

Meghan will join the superstar judging panel of The Voice 2020 alongside Sir Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Olly Murs, who all return to their big red chairs following a summer spent entertaining audiences around the world on their respective tours.

Emma Willis is also back to host the talent show with solo singers, duos and trios once again singing in the hope of turning chairs.

The All About That Bass singer revealed ahead of the show that her publisher almost signed her up to the singing competition.

What will Meghan be like as a judge? (Photo by Joel Anderson/ITV/REX)
‘My publisher, she’s my biggest fan and supporter and she always told me you should be the artist. I would just write songs and she would have me pitch them and then one day she just told me “I’m going to si..

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Meghan almost auditioned for The Voice – and now she’s a judge (Photo by Joel Anderson/ITV/REX)

Meghan Trainor admitted that she once refused to audition for The Voice because she was too scared and felt ‘panicked’.

Meghan will join the superstar judging panel of The Voice 2020 alongside Sir Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Olly Murs, who all return to their big red chairs following a summer spent entertaining audiences around the world on their respective tours.

Emma Willis is also back to host the talent show with solo singers, duos and trios once again singing in the hope of turning chairs.


The All About That Bass singer revealed ahead of the show that her publisher almost signed her up to the singing competition.

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What will Meghan be like as a judge? (Photo by Joel Anderson/ITV/REX)

‘My publisher, she’s my biggest fan and supporter and she always told me you should be the artist. 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 began.

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Meghan is a judge on the next series (Photo by Joel Anderson/ITV/REX)

‘I was like “NO! Absolutely not. I’ve never been on television. How am I going to do that? How am I going to go out in front of my favourite superstars and hope that they turn around!”

‘I think that’s the scariest thing ever and at the time I just wasn’t ready.’

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She continued: ‘I was, like, 18 and I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin.

‘I was afraid of taking pictures, I was just learning how to be comfortable with pictures of myself and that took many years of being in front of the camera and practice and learning who I am to really understand that career and that life and now I’m here and I’m like “LET’S GO! PUT ME IN!”.’

The latest series of The Voice UK returns to ITV on 4 January, 2020.

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