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Don't go on The Voice if you want to be famous admits Ricky Wilson

When she's not writing, Claire Gillespie can most often be found wiping snotty noses, picking up Lego, taking photos of her cat or doing headstands.

Coach acknowledges that the BBC1 music talent show has yet to create a big star

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Will this season of The Voice be the one to launch the career of a megastar? According to coach Ricky Wilson that's not really what the show is about.

It's hard to believe we're almost at the semi-final stage of The Voice already. The acts have been whittled down to eight and all decisions are now in the hands of the public.

The coaches had one final say last Saturday with each of them choosing one of their remaining three acts to fast track to the semi-final.

Rita Ora backed Welsh teenager Karis Thomas, Tom Jones put through Sasha Simone and will.i.am gave opera singer Lucy O' Byrne the news she wanted to hear.

Ricky Wilson chose Scottish fireman Stevie McCrorie, who has definitely won the hearts of the British public, but does he have what it takes to hit the big time? Because the thing is, as brilliant as The Voice is, it's not got a great track record for creating superstars.

More: 12 Reasons The Voice is so much better than X Factor

The Kaiser Chiefs frontman admitted on Alan Carr: Chatty Man that the talent show has yet to launch a successful music career but suggested that fame isn't a priority for the hopefuls. "[The contestants] are not there to be famous, that's why they come on The Voice. Sorry, producers of The Voice!" he said.

Wilson went on to say that he is still in touch with every one of his acts from last year and that "they are doing much better but there is a sliding scale. Obviously they are not Beyoncé or Chris Martin but they are having a career in music."

Maybe this year will be the year of The Voice superstar.

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