The Simply Red singer approached the BBC a year ago with a plan for finding âthe next David Bowie, the next Freddie Mercury, the next Lennon and McCartney,â? according to an interview with the Daily Express.
âThey rejected it and went for The Voice instead, which to me was another version of the X Factor because itâs not about creative artists.â?
Hucknall went on to call for the BBC to âdevise a programme to find the next Elton or the next Mick Hucknall.â?
Hucknallâs second studio album since leaving Simply Red, American Soul, is out on October 29th.