The Voice UK battle round 1: how did rejected transgender singer Jordan Gray get this far? – Telegraph.co.uk

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Paloma Faith was at pains to emphasise throughout the show that she DOES NOT LIKE the word battle. She described herself as “a pacifist” at least three times, said she’d rather this stage of the show was called “snuggles” (or, more sensibly, “duets”) and was even more embarrassing when she elaborated further after two singers, Lydia and Irene, delivered a performance which Boy George described as “angry”.

“I feel like nurturing each other is always the best way to go,” piped up Paloma in that baby voice. “In the future when you’re, like, singing with people, I would definitely think about what you can do to help one another as it’s a metaphor for life”. Is it, Paloma, is it really?

 

3. …and she wants a penpal

“I get attached very quickly to people,” admitted Paloma, who does indeed have psycho ex written all over her. However, in this instance she was referring to the possibility of losing acts from her team who she’d gelled with.

Paloma plumped for Dwaine Hayden over Aliesha Lobuczek after the pair squared up – sorry, snuggled up – over an Olly Murs song, but she was keen to keep in touch with Aliesha. “You can still email me!” she chirruped.

Email, eh? Is that PalomaLaPacifist@hotmail.com? Surely even Paloma, with her penchant for all things vintage, must know that Aliesha’s more of an Instagram and Snapchat sort of girl.

 

4. Fifty-something gay man in slightly disparaging towards young woman shocker

Boy George has been pretty good value on the show so far and, while his ever-sharp tongue was presumably firmly in his cheek when he said to one act, “I don’t care if you go with Paloma, she’s got nicer hair than me and she’s wearing a skirt”, it was a little bit irritating that the only woman on the panel should be spoken about in these terms.

Speaking of a little bit irritating, Paloma did at least defend herself: “I’ve got a bit more to me than that,” she said. Indeed she has – like the fact that she’s a well-known pacifist and stuff.

 

5. The presenters finally have a role, hun

The Voice UK battle round 1: how did rejected transgender singer Jordan Gray get this far? – Telegraph.co.uk