The Voice UK: Danny O’Donoghue announces big changes to series two

The new series will see more blind auditions, more spinning chairs and vocal battles

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Posted 11th January 2013 in News, The Voice UK | By Clickmusic News Desk
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The Script frontman and Voice mentor Danny O'Donoghue has announced that big changes are ahead for series two.

Danny will return alongside Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am and Jessie J, but the show is going to look different in its next run.

"There's loads of different changes, knockout stages, there's parts where we can steal each other's artists," he told BBC Newsbeat.

"They've tinkered with the format to actually make it a really, really great experience from start to finish.

"We're mad excited about getting in to do season two."

The Voice started strong on BBC One, but ratings declined sharply as viewers criticised the reality show for failing to offer constructive critiques of the contestants. Viewers also slammed the war with Britain's Got Talent.

Leanne Mitchell eventually went on to win the first series of the show, but despite an audience of seven million for the finale, Leanne failed to make an impact in the chart. Her cover of Whitney Houston's 'Run to You' stalled at 45 in the charts. Compare that to James Arthur's record-breaking debut single and it looks like the BBC show might have an uphill struggle ahead.

The Voice's 11-date tour was subsequently cancelled following poor ticket sales.

Compare that to James Arthur's record-breaking debut single and it looks like the BBC show might have an uphill struggle ahead.

The Voice UK series two will air on BBC One in the spring.