Danny O'Donoghue says goodbye to The Voice

Tuesday 16 July 2013, 13:57

 The Voice UK The Voice UK Online Team



The Voice coach - Danny O'Donoghue  

We realise that millions of hearts might break with this news, but please, Danny fans, be strong!

It has been announced today that season two’s winning coach, Danny O’Donoghue, will not be returning to The Voice for next year’s series due to recording commitments with The Script.


Danny said: “I had two wonderful seasons on The Voice and as everybody knows I gave it my heart and soul and couldn't be more proud of the show and what we have achieved. My focus will be on The Script moving forward as we are about to embark on the most important part of our career as a band.”


Mark Linsey, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning said: “Danny has been an absolute star – and a winner - on The Voice but we understand that he, like Jessie, has to focus on his music career and The Script have such an incredibly busy year ahead. The Voice coaches are all current music stars with recording and touring careers to manage alongside the show and we know this can be difficult to juggle.  We are very sorry to see Danny go but wish him and the band the very best and hope they will come back and perform for us next series.”



Watch some of Danny's performances


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    Comment number 2.

    I'm really sorry to see Danny go; like Jessie, he seemed to have real heart and integrity not to mention great musical talent. I hope they bring in two more young coaches to keep the show relevant. Despite the critics who need their tv in bite size chunks, I feel the show is neither too long nor musically irrelevant. It is about voices, not physical appearance and corporate hype. Please BBC though, don't try to outdo the other channel. You do everything better whether it's news, drama or talent - so don't dumb down in the quest for bigger audiences. It's good as it is!

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    Comment number 3.

    I think its sad has danny and jessie j are leavin i guess they should still put a girl and a boy on the show cause its not the same being there just boys...I think it would be nice to put justin bieber on the show ...

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    Comment number 1.

    Really sad to see that Danny and Jessie won't be back, hope the new judges will be as well respected in the profession!!! Please voice producers put through more younger, current acts like Leah, we don't all want to listen to big ballad voices or ones that play with a song too much, some of us just want listen to voices that are good to listen to, eg Lawson, Ed Sheeran,. Younger, current acts will bring in bigger audiences and better record sales.
    See you in Manchesteri in November Jessie.XX


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