Debbie Harry thinks “it’s time” for her to become a judge on a talent show.
The singer has previously expressed doubts about programmes such as The X Factor and American Idol. While she recognises they are a great way for unsigned artists to get exposure, Debbie worries the eventual winners don’t have enough control over their careers.
That said, she enjoys watching the series and has even started to wonder whether she’d be a good addition to one of the panels.
“I don't know. I guess it's time! Those shows are sort of magnetic. People really get entranced watching them,” she said.
Debbie’s band Blondie shot to fame in the 70s and are still going strong. Singer Debbie believes it’s her love of music which has made her want to continue performing even though she’s 66.
She also enjoys working with guitarist Chris Stein and revealed being part of a group is something which has always appealed to her.
“The core of it is the music. I love performing and writing lyrics and being in a band. Being part of an ensemble has always been a preference of mine. I never really envisioned myself as a solo artist, although I have done solo work,” she told Parade. “But I really enjoy working with Chris and I enjoy working with the other guys in the band. It's a comfort zone for me.”
The group’s latest record Panic of Girls hit stores in America earlier this month and it’s one Debbie is particularly proud of. It’s the band’s first release since 2003 and they were keen to ensure it went down well with fans.
“Since we haven't had an album out in a long time - seven or eight years - we wanted to make a really strong Blondie album. Our legacy has always been a blend of a lot of different styles of music, so we incorporated some reggae, pop, world music and rock,” Debbie explained.
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