December 3, 2012, 11:18 pm PT by Rachel Ho |
We'll probably never see British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran on the judging panel of reality shows like 'American Idol' or 'X Factor' or The Voice in our lifetimes, because the "Lego House" crooner is not interested in judging any of such vocal talent shows.
The 21 year old music extraordinaire began his music endeavour in 2005 when he began to record his first EP, The Orange Room EP, but only broke into commercial success in 2011 when his debut single "The A Team" debuted at #3 on the UK Singles Chart. Ed is perhaps known as one of the most talented and influential songwriters of his generation, and has penned songs for some of the most successful acts in the world like One Direction and Taylor Swift.
In a chat with BBC's Newsbeat, Ed explained that he wouldn't want to judge a vocal talent show in the fear of upsetting someone or crushing their dreams, which would, in turn, make him feel uncomfortable.
"I want to tour, I want to write and I want to record. I don’t want to be a talent show judge. Who am I to tell someone if they can’t live their dream?" Ed elaborated. He went on to explain that half of the people on such shows could sing whereas the rest should probably do something else other than singing, and felt that it was not his job to crush someone's dreams if he felt that they were not good enough.
Ed has written two songs for One Direction's upcoming album Take Me Home - "Little Things" and "Over Again". Take Me Home will be available on November 12, 2012. He also collaborated with fellow singer-songwriter Taylor Swift on a track titled "Everything Has Changed", off Taylor's latest record RED.