Sir Tom Jones has teased “important changes” to The Voice UK in the new year.
BBC bosses confirmed this week that the Welsh legend would be returning to the show, alongside Jessie J, Danny O’Donoghue and Will.i.am.
BBC One chief Danny Cohen previously revealed plans for “dramatic changes” for series two, including less live shows and more audition rounds.
“Those live shows, the audience became over familiar with the grammar,” explained the channel controller. “It still works on Strictly and The X Factor, but audiences became over familiar with it.
“It’s not rocket science to say that the Blind Auditions were the best bit of the series.”
Sir Tom Jones said this week: “I’m really looking forward to seeing and working with Jessie, Will and Danny on the second series of The Voice. I’ve heard there will be some important changes that will make what is already a good, strong show even better.”
will.i.am added: “This season is gonna be doper than last year!!”
Danny O’Donoghue said: “I can’t wait to start the search again for the hottest vocal talent in the UK. I had an amazing experience last time and from what i believe, this year’s gonna be bigger and better, already 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… Tom, Will, and Jessie… Bring it on guys!!”
This year’s Voice UK blind auditions will be filmed in Manchester next month.