Marcia Hines says she would never have become a singer if she had to audition for Australian Idol

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Marcia Hines says she would never have become a singer if she had to audition for Australian Idol despite being a judge on the show – and calls the singing competitions ‘a monster’

Marcia Hines has been a singer for over five decades. 

But the star believes she never would have had a career if she had to audition for a reality singing contest. 

The former Australian Idol judge, 68, told The Daily Telegraph on Saturday that she believes the industry has become ‘a monster’. 

No deal: Marcia Hines (pictured) has been a singer for over five decades. But the star believes she never would have had a career if she had to audition for a reality singing contest

 No deal: Marcia Hines (pictured) has been a singer for over five decades. But the star believes she never would have had a career if she had to audition for a reality singing contest

‘It’s a totally different monster now – and it is a monster, whereas it wasn’t before,’ she said.

‘I don’t know that I would have ever gone on Australian Idol because I’m relatively shy, so to try and be in a competition such as that, wasn’t for me.’ 

Marcia cut her teeth in local singing contests in the USA as a teenager – but says being on television is a different kettle of fish. 

Idol days: Marcia was a judge on all seven seasons of Australian Idol from 2003 to 2009. Pictured with Ian'Dicko' Dickson and Mark Holden

Idol days: Marcia was a judge on all seven seasons of Australian Idol from 2003 to 2009. Pictured with Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson and Mark Holden

‘I used to enter talent shows in Boston, but they were never on the level of being plucked out of obscurity and thrown on television around the country, so it would have been a totally different thing,’ the pop star said. 

However, she doesn’t discourage hopeful performers from trying their luck.  

‘But you’ve got to try and check out your wares as you go. Nothing ventured, nothing gained,’ Marcia added. 

'It's a totally different monster now - and it is a monster, whereas it wasn't before,' she said. 'I don't know that I would have ever gone on Australian Idol because I'm relatively shy, so to try and be in a competition such as that, wasn't for me'

 ‘It’s a totally different monster now – and it is a monster, whereas it wasn’t before,’ she said. ‘I don’t know that I would have ever gone on Australian Idol because I’m relatively shy, so to try and be in a competition such as that, wasn’t for me’ 

Marcia was known as the nice, supportive judge on Australian Idol from 2003 to 2009.

Last year, she revealed she would come back if Channel Seven invited her to return for the upcoming reboot of the talent show.

The American-born singer told Daily Mail Australia: ‘If I were asked, I would be honoured to return.’

Memories: Marcia cut her teeth in local singing contests in the USA as a teenager - but says being on television is a different kettle of fish

Memories: Marcia cut her teeth in local singing contests in the USA as a teenager – but says being on television is a different kettle of fish 

After 12 years off screens, Marcia is confident people will still want to watch Idol. 

‘I would like to think Australian Idol, being the pioneer of all the music shows that now exist, is still in the hearts and minds of the general public here in Australia,’ she said. ‘I’d call it a return of Idol and I can’t see how it would be a bad thing.’

The pop legend will launch her new album, The Gospel According to Marcia, at back-to-back shows at Sydney’s Vivid Festival in June. 

Comeback: The pop legend will launch her new album, The Gospel According to Marcia, at back-to-back shows at Sydney's Vivid Festival in June

Comeback: The pop legend will launch her new album, The Gospel According to Marcia, at back-to-back shows at Sydney’s Vivid Festival in June

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