Mick Hucknall has revealed that he tried to launch a talent show on the BBC, but the troubled broadcaster turned it down in favour of The Voice. The Simply Red singer approached the BBC a year ago with a plan for finding \u00e2\u0080\u009cthe next David Bowie, the next Freddie Mercury, the next Lennon and McCartney,\u00e2\u0080? according to an interview with the Daily Express. \u00e2\u0080\u009cThey rejected it and went for The Voice instead, which to me was another version of the X Factor because it\u00e2\u0080\u0099s not about creative artists.\u00e2\u0080? Hucknall went on to call for the BBC to \u00e2\u0080\u009cdevise a programme to find the next Elton or the next Mick Hucknall.\u00e2\u0080? Hucknall\u00e2\u0080\u0099s second studio album since leaving Simply Red, American Soul, is out on October 29th.