The Voice UK: Meet the Coaches
Will.i.am, Tom Jones and Danny O'Donaghue join Jessie J for the four swiveling chairs in BBC's remake of hit U.S. reality TV singing contest.
Jessie J would be the first coach joining the BBCs new singing competition The Voice. Now the BBC has confirmed that Will.i.am, Tom Jones and Danny O'Donaghue (lead singing of The Script) will be filling the other 3 swiveling chairs. The show which is already a huge hit in the U.S. will be coming to the BBC in 2012. What makes it different to other singing competitions out there? The blind auditions. The coaches listen to the auditions with their backs to the contestants so the only thing they can judge them on is their voice. (For more reasons why you should be watching check out Why We Should Tune Into BBCs THE VOICE Coming 2012.) Will.i.am Will.i.am is best known as a member of the Black Eyed Peas, responsible for the massive hits Just Cant Enough I Gotta Feeling and Boom Boom Pow. The group has sold over 31 million albums and won seven Grammys. In addition to performing with the Black Eyed Peas he is a highly respected music producer he has worked with artist such as Justin Timberlake, Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna, Kelis and Usher. He had this to say about joining the show,
"I'm proud to be doing The Voice U.K. because theU.K.was the first place I saw success. It's the place I'm the most creative outside of home."He is also Cheryl Coles manger, the two first meet when they collaborated on the 2010 track Heartbreaker, going on to work on her albums 3 Words and Messy Little Raindrops. Cheryl is rumoured to be debuting her new single on the show. If true that would be a massive ratings coup for the BBC, who is up againstBritains Got Talent and Cheryls old boss Simon Cowl. Will.i.am is planning to release his new solo album, Willpower, later this year. Tom Jones Tom Jones has been in the music business for over 40 years, establishing himself as a British musical legend. He began his career in 1965 with the release of his debut single It's Not Unusual, going on to sell over 100 million records worldwide.
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 Tom JonesIn 2003 he received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Jones, was awarded an OBE in 1999, was knighted by the Queen in 2006 at Buckingham Palace for his services to music. His most recent album, Praise & Blame, entered the UKa lbum chart at number two last year. Danny O'Donoghue Danny O'Donoghue is the lead singer of The Script. The Script first hit the airwaves in 2008 with the single We Cry. Their second single, "The Man Who Cant Be Moved went on to reached number 2 in Ireland, Denmark, and theUK They've sold over 3.5 million albums worldwide and five million singles in theUS, played alongside U2, Take That and Paul McCartney. As well as being the lead singing and song writer of The Script, Danny is also a successful producer As working with The Neptunes, TLC, Justin Timberlake, Rodney Jenkins, Boys II Men, Rip Rock, Alex G and Teddy Reily of Blackstreet.
"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,". BBC One controller Danny Cohen.So what do you think of the judges? Whose team would you want to be on? Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates have been confirmed as hosts of The Voice UK.