The Voice coach – and singer with The Script – Danny O’Donoghue has promised that when the show returns for a second run next year, it will be “ten-fold better” than this year’s debut series.
He said, “The Voice is the perfect vehicle for musos. People who wouldn’t go on talent shows will watch this year and come in floods next year.
“And as good as the talent is this year, it will be ten-fold better next year.
“Musicians who would normally have snubbed talent shows have embraced this — and I’m proud of it.”
However, it seems that Danny’s under the impression that viewers aren’t that fond of him on the show.
He told The Sun, “I don’t have a right to tell my team how to be likeable. I’m not that liked.
“But I can say to just be honest — don’t stand looking at your shoes, being nervous.
“There’s a big audience out there. We’ve experienced nervousness even in our own band.
“If you don’t connect with people back home you’re losing out.”
And in an attempt to help his artists do some of that connecting, Danny has apparently been working at The Voice studios for up to eleven hours a day, but despite his evident commitment to it, he refused to listen to any criticism of Will.i.am who has of course been jetting between the UK and America this week.
Of that, Danny said, “Will is doing a great job. He’s got some great talent on his team.
“We’re all willing to stay extra hours and stay here until it’s done.”
And finally, of some fans complaining that Sunday night’s results show is recorded on Saturday, Danny said, “If we had spent all that money on another production on Sunday, licence payers would be up in arms.
“We saved money having it on that night. Maybe we shouldn’t have worn the same clothes, though!”
What’s your opinion of the Sunday show being recorded on Saturday?