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The Voice’s Jennifer Hudson reveals this year’s huge twist in rules shake-up

Jennifer Hudson has revealed the huge twist to this year’s The Voice.

The American singer, who is returning as a coach for series 8, has explained details of the big change to the audition.

In previous years only individuals and pairs could take to the stage, but this year TRIOS are allowed to perform.

Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine, Jennifer said the shake-up to the rules would keep the show "suspenseful".

She said: "It’s kind of cool for us. You don’t know if you’re hearing one, two or three voices. It keeps it suspenseful for us. What are we listening to?"


J-Hud, who has been a coach on both the UK and US versions of The Voice, admitted they still get very competitive.

She said: "It’s very competitive of course. As coaches we’re there to win. Yes we’re a family but at the same time we can’t forget it’s a competition and we want the winner in the end."

Olly Murs is the only coach on the show that has not yet produced a winner.


Jennifer also discussed her controversial habit of throwing shoes at the performers.

She said: "It’s a compliment if I take my shoe and throw it at you when you’re performing.

"It’s happened to me before. It’s an expression, like a standing ovation.

"I’m not throwing it at them I’m throwing it for them."

*Lorraine airs weekdays on ITV at 8.30am

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