Despite rumours to the contrary, Jessie J, Sir Tom Jones, Will.i.am and that bloke from The Script, Danny O’Donoghue, are all set to return to The Voice next year.
Jessie J was previously thought to have quit the show due to tour commitments. However, the BBC confirmed today (November 14) that all four coaches will be revisiting their red rotating chairs for a brand new series next spring.
Commenting on her return, Jessie J said she was “happy” to be back:
“I’m so happy to be back as one of the original four for series two. It’s going to be even bigger and better this time.”
Sir Tom Jones – who won the show this year with his act, Leanne Mitchell – is equally as excited about The Voice’s comeback (or so he says…):
“I’ve heard there will be some important changes that will make what is already a good, strong show even better.”
The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue also released a statement…not that anybody really cares:
“The level of singers auditioning has gone through the roof and I can’t wait for the rest of the UK to hear and enjoy all the undiscovered artists there are out there.”
Even Will.i.am managed to string a sentence together in reaction to today’s news:
“This season is gonna be doper than last year.”
Enlightening stuff as always, Will!
The first series of The Voice may have fetched an average of 9.2 million viewers, but the talent show was still blighted by a seemingly endless string of embarrassing blunders.
In other words, it was a complete bloody flop.
Not only did winner, Leanne Mitchell, fail to crack the Top 40 with her debut single, a cover of Whitney Houston’s “Run To You,” the BBC were also forced to abandon The Voice tour due to cringe-worthy ticket sales (much to Jessie J’s amusement).
Nevertheless, BBC commissioner, Mark Linsey, appeared optimistic about the next series. Bless ‘im:
“I am so thrilled that our four coaches are coming back for series two. All of them are hugely talented individuals and their immense knowledge and first-hand experience in the music industry makes it a line-up that is authentic and second to none.”