The Host Versus
The Voice has been ruling the airwaves, repeatedly winning the ratings slots and seeming to steer clear of any controversy.
This run seems to have come to an end, with a few ill chosen words from the show’s host, Darren McMullen. Appearing on Channel Nine’s morning show, Mornings, he tore into Peta Jeffress, one of the show’s recently eliminated singers.
The channel, which also airs The Voice, has pulled the clip from the internet. However, website TV Tonight has retained a transcript.
"Obviously there was that idiot who was on Seven’s current affairs show last night slagging off the whole process," Darren said.
Peta recently appeared on Channel Seven’s Today Tonight, revealing what she considered a lack of support from her mentor, Delta Goodrem (pictured).
Darren said the show was a chance for her to perform in front of the "most people she has ever sung in front of, and let’s be honest, will probably ever sing in front of because she’s not that good.
"She was rude to staff, she was rude to crew. She didn’t listen to anything Darren [Hayes] and Delta had to say. She was a prima donna, she knew better than anybody. She wasn’t happy with the way the song was arranged, this, that and the other.
"She came out and absolutely killed one of my favourite Prince songs of all time. It was hard to listen to. Screeching down the microphone."
At the time of the performance Darren McMullen had said “love that song! Great pairing!”
Peta told Today Tonight that when the cameras were off Delta gave her only five minutes of coaching.
"There wasn't much mentoring… I wish there was… I really feel Delta could have helped me," she said.
When asked what Delta taught her, Peta paused for around ten seconds. Then she said: "Darren Hayes taught me a lot."
Darren Hayes later tweeted that he would have picked Peta.
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