Petition launched calling for Paloma Faith to be scrapped from Rugby World Cup coverage

The singer’s recording of the official theme song has attracted widespread criticism


by Gwendolyn Smith |
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The Voice’s new judge, snazzily dressed Paloma Faith, has been slammed for her recording of the official theme song for the Rugby World Cup.

An online petition on - titled nice and clearly “Petition to remove Paloma Faith from the Rugby World Cup" - calls on ITV to remove her song from its coverage of the tournament.

The petition description reads: “Already sick of Paloma Faith's awful rendition of ‘World In Union’? Worried that it might ruin your Rugby World Cup? Then sign this petition and let ITV know your thoughts!”

It goes on: “We, the undersigned, request that you, ITV, remove Paloma Faith from the Rugby World Cup in order to make it a more enjoyable experience for all spectators”.

Paloma has faced a barrage of criticism from rugby fans online, some of whom are accusing her of "absolutely murdering" the song.

Speaking to BBC Newsbeat, Paloma said: "Some people are slating it, I feel like they don't like change, but I don't mind.

"I think they don't like it because it's being played too much."

Over to you: are Paloma's dulcet tones enhancing or demolishing your enjoyment of the rugby?

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