NBC’s singing competition show “The Voice” featured singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran as this season’s “Mega Mentor.” As someone who’s attained incredible success writing his own music, it’s no surprise that Sheeran is disappointed with the lack of original music on the show.

Sheeran appeared on “Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard” recently, where he voiced this opinion. In the interview, Sheeran lamented the fact that contestants were not granted enough opportunities to perform their own original music.

There was this amazing country singer and she was singing, obviously signing covers.

Sheeran took a jab at the show, stating that its title is “The Voice,” and not “The We Sing Covers.” The singer also clarified that he believed that the lack of original music was due to licensing issues.

Fans believe that the country singer Sheeran was referring to was Kinsey Rose, who was recently eliminated during the Knockout Rounds. Rose seems like a likely candidate since she already has two albums out on Spotify.

According to “Talent Recap,” contestants auditioning for the show are provided with a list of pre-approved songs to pick from, as a means to avoid repeated songs as well as legal issues.

There is definitely truth to what Sheeran is saying, as allowing contestants to perform their original music would provide them not just with a platform to showcase their singing, but also their creativity.

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Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar is a freelance writer and a full-time pop culture enthusiast from India. In his spare time, he likes to paint.

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