will.i.am kicked off 2012 with an energetic performance of his new single “T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this week. The Black Eyed Peas frontman performed with backup dancers and iPads projecting his face, then later sat down with Leno to discuss his new car company and being a judge on the upcoming British version of The Voice.
The Voice UK, which is set to air in May, will also feature Jessie J, Tom Jones and Danny O’Donoghue of The Script as judges. “I’m proud to be doing The Voice UK because the UK was the first place I saw success, “says will.i.am, “It’s the place I’m the most creative outside of home.”
Be sure to also catch will.i.am interviewed backstage on The Tonight Show’s Backstage with Bryan segment, and keep a look out for his solo album, #willpower, due in early 2012. For more info, visit his official site, Facebook, and Twitter.