Danny O’Donoghue seems pretty excited about the new series of The Voice.
The Script frontman enjoyed his first series of the BBC show earlier this year and recently confirmed that he will return for a second run early next year.
Judges auditions will start in January and in just a few weeks time Danny will reprise his coaching role along with Jessie J, Will.i.am and Tom Jones and he’s pretty wound up about it all.
Bosses have planned a number of changes for the format in the next series and Danny told the Daily Star:
”We’re going to come out with bigger teams and the battle rounds will be spread over about two weeks, not one weekend.
”By the finals there’ll be a condensed number so viewers can go, ‘Oh, that’s my favourite.’ ”
Leanne Mitchell won over Danny’s singer Bo Bruce in the 2012 run but he subsequent winner’s single ‘Run To You’ failed to make the top 40 in the UK chart.
O’Donoghue was asked if this fact disappointed him but he doesn’t seem too worried and replied:
”She wasn’t on my team so I can’t feel that much disappointment. She won the show, you know, in the final she was technically the best singer. Was she technically the best artist? No. But that’s just my opinion.
”She was definitely the best singer on the night, but it was unfortunate that other people didn’t get a look in, ones that would have suited pop music better.”
In the first series of the BBC singing show The Voice attracted huge ratings or it’s audition and battle rounds but viewers tuned out in their millions when the live shows began.
Bosses plan to minimise this effect in 2013, by airing less live shows, more battle episodes and extra audition stages.
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