After a lot of speculation and unconfirmed reports, we are now delighted to confirm that Tom will be a coach on BBC One’s, The Voice UK.
Tom and The Script frontman Danny O’Donoghue have today been confirmed as coaches on the show. They claim the two remaining places and join Jessie J and will.i.am to complete the stellar coach lineup.
Tom says “I’m excited about The Voice, and thrilled to be participating as a Coach. This is a strong show; it’s all about talent — but it’s also exciting, competitive and compelling television. I’ve been blessed over the years to share the stage with some of the worlds finest artists, and I look forward to being part of the team that discovers a great, new, genuine talent.”
The Voice UK will see four critically acclaimed recording artists seek out the nation’s best vocal talent. With looks playing no role in the selection process, the coaches will be purely looking for contestants that boast genuinely amazing voices, even at the audition stage. There’s no room for comedy performances or people who rely on looks to get them through – this is the first talent show that focuses on what really matters when you’re a singer; it’s all about the voice! The format features three key stages: the unique Blind Auditions, the Battle Rounds and the Live Performances.
BBC One Controller Danny Cohen says “'I'm delighted to be announcing Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue as Coaches for The Voice. Tom is a music legend and will bring huge experience and creativity to the line-up. Danny is a rising star who will bring freshness and surprise to the team. Overall, our line-up of Tom Jones, Jessie J, will.i.am and Danny O'Donoghue gives us mega-star quality, great musical range and musicians we know our audience love.'
The Voice UK will be presented by Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates and is slated for Spring 2012 on BBC One.
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