Guus Meeuwis found it difficult to get candidates to review in The Voice: “Someone who sings, must discover oneself,” he says in the podcast of Ruud de Wild.
The successful singer acknowledges that candidates in the program are sometimes hard to tackle. “Maybe that’s the reason that I am the only one season did.”
The programme makers asked Meeuwis three times to judge, in that last attempt, he went tack, and he replaced Marco Borsato. “The main reason was mostly my daughter, who said: ‘Ah, dad, do that well again.'”
“I only just isn’t as good in as’chair’
Meeuwis joined the adventure in 2016 with full courage to meet, “but I think I have character, just not so good in such a seat only”.
“I found it very tricky people to review. Someone who sings, must discover oneself. There can be helped and that I would like to do. But I’m not sure that from that chair. Nothing to the detriment of the program, it was great to be part of the biggest programme in the world.”
Meeuwis had after that season fairly quickly decide whether his participation would continue or not, but there was also an album and an associated tour. “That choice was simple.”
Meeuwis won last week the Lennart Nijgh prize for his entire oeuvre, and is busy with the preparations of the kindereditie of Big with a soft G.
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