There are of course hundreds of people in the UK who make a living impersonating famous celebrities, but in tomorrow night’s The Voice, Sir Tom Jones will come face to face with singer David Kidd, who is a Tom Jones tribute act!
However, though David makes his living as a lookalike and soundalike, he’ll audition as himself and sing in his own voice during tomorrow’s blind audition.
The Daily Star reports that following his audition, David reveals to the coaches – who, as well as Tom are Jessie J, Will.i.am and The Script front man Danny O’Donoghue – that he works as a Tom Jones tribute act. Read more & comment »
Some of the 20 finalists of this year’s series of The Voice have accused coaches Sir Tom Jones, Danny O’Donoghue, Will.i.am and Jessie J of “abandoning” them ahead of the live shows as they jet around the globe to focus on their own careers.
The Script singer Danny is on tour in Australia, Sir Tom is touring the US this month and Will.i.am was at a music festival in Japan last weekend. This week, he’s been tweeting about having lunch in Los Angeles with Britney Spears.
Meanwhile, Jessie J has just returned to the UK after celebrating her birthday in Marrakech, Morocco, and is now reportedly focusing on her second album. Read more & comment »
This Easter weekend has of course seen BBC talent quest The Voice returning for a second outing, complete with a somewhat revamped format and of course, ever more imaginative ways for the coaches Jessie J, will.i.am, Tom Jones and Danny O’Donoghue to spin those chairs!
And that issue of how to spin a chair is among a host of questions that viewers put to the coaches, and which they answered in a two-part video.
We have part one for you after the jump, and part two is promised for tomorrow, so without further ado, let’s go… Read more & comment »
Fans of The Voice will of course know that the show returned to the BBC on Saturday night – and was beaten in the viewer ratings by ITV’s Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – with an extra-long edition…
However, irate viewers have taken to internet forums to complain that the 100 minutes of the show was more about the coaches, Jessie J, Danny O’Donoghue, Sir Tom Jones and Will.i.am, than it was about the singing talent auditioning.
Remarking on Jessie J specifically, one fan said, “Points lost for the awful Jessie J who is insistant on stealing the limelight, even in the middle of someone singing.” (sic) Read more & comment »
Fans of The Voice coach Sir Tom Jones will know that at the peak of his fame, Tom was never short of female admirers, and has admitted that he had affairs…
However, one of those affairs resulted in a son, Jonathan – whose surname is Berkery though he chooses to be known as Jon Jones – who is now 24 years old.
Jon was born after what The Sun describes as Tom’s “three-day fling” with Jon’s mum Katherine Berkery in 1987. Read more & comment »
Legendary heartthrob and The Voice coach Sir Tom Jones has revealed that during last year’s first series of the show, he and his fellow coaches Jessie J, Will.i.am and Danny O’Donoghue were given “lines” to say if they “got stuck…”
However, while speaking about the forthcoming second series – which launches on Saturday at 7pm on BBC1 – Tom revealed that this time around, his words are all his own.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Tom said, “I feel like I know what I am doing this time and it feels more natural.
“Last year we were given suggested lines just in case we got stuck, which I tried to work in on a few occasions… Read more & comment »
As we reported yesterday, The Voice coach Jessie J has warned her acts that she’s going to hard on them and that she simply doesn’t have the time, or the inclination, to “hand-hold.”
And in today’s Sun, she’s gone on to criticize her fellow coaches, Will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Danny O’Donoghue for “lying” to hopefuls who just don’t have what it takes to make it on the show.
She said, “It’s not about being not nice. It’s about being honest and constructive… Read more & comment »
It’s official – all four The Voice coaches, Jessie J, Will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Danny O’Donoghue will be back for the new series in 2013.
It had been widely reported that Jessie J wasn’t going to return for the show’s second run, and there had also been speculation that Sir Tom may not be back either.
However, they are all back next year, but it seems that some things will be changing, according to BBC’s Controller of Entertainment, Mark Linsey.
While speaking from the Edinburgh TV Festival, he told the assembled press that as part of the show’s revamp – in view of its ailing viewer ratings during the first series – there will be fewer live shows and more emphasis on the “spinning chairs” which seemed to appeal to fans… Read more & comment »
Despite the fact that confusion still reigns over exactly which of The Voice UK’s coaches are – or are not – returning to the show next year, bookmakers’ have former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole as a favourite to replace Jessie J.
As we reported yesterday, one newspaper claimed that Sir Tom Jones and Jessie J had either been axed or chosen not to return to the show, while another tabloid reported that Sir Tom had said he would be back next year, but only if he got to be in on the decision making process as to who his fellow coaches would be.
There has still been no official announcement on the conflicting reports, but most media outlets seem to agree that Will.i.am and The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue will be back on The Voice in 2013… Read more & comment »
Now, I have to admit that on a Monday morning, confusing my other brain cell isn’t hard to do…
And two conflicting reports today in the Daily Mirror and The Sun about The Voice UK 2013 have done just that.
First, the Mirror claims that neither Sir Tom Jones nor Jessie J will be returning to The Voice in 2013, but The Sun reports that Sir Tom has said he WILL be back, on the proviso that he gets to “approve” the celebs who will be his fellow coaches.
As to the Mirror’s report, a show insider said, “Jessie J is only young. I hope in a few years she looks back on the way she behaved during the show and cringes.”
The insider was of course referring to the fact that Jessie told Graham Norton on his chat show that she hadn’t watched any of The Voice UK’s first series episodes… Read more & comment »