London: Cheryl Cole, who was axed as a judge from ‘The X Factor’ by Simon Cowell, is all set to perform on the bitter rival talent show ‘The Voice’.
The 28-year-old singer is being lined up to sing on the BBC’s flagship programme, which goes head-to-head with ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in a colossal ratings battle this spring.
Her manager, ‘Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am said that he’s thrilled to be annoying the big dawg music mogul Cowell himself in the process.
“I want her on the Voice. I mean why not? That would really p*** the big man off wouldn’t it,” the Mirror quoted him as saying.
“This is her year by the way - Cheryl is back! You all gonna love her new music - it’s on it, on the money,” he said.
The move will no doubt infuriate the 52-year-old, who feels he gave the ‘Fight For This Love’ singer her big break. Even though he sacked her from the ‘US X Factor’ he still wanted her back on the ‘UK X Factor’ but Will.i.am blocked the move.
“Cheryl has been working on new material for months. She is determined to relaunch herself as a credible artist and The Voice will be the perfect platform to showcase her latest tracks,” a TV source said.
“The fact her manager is on the judging panel means it’s an absolute no-brainer for her,” the source added.