The Voice UK isn’t on today, Because of the equally entertaining Eurovision, but will be back next weekend with a super battle weekend. And the show will return with a bumper two hour show from 7:10PM, as the battles conclude.
Over last weekend’s two shows we saw the first 24 artists fight for a spot in the knockouts, with twelve winning their musical duels and a further two getting through after being ‘stolen’. Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates present the final battle show next Saturday, by the end of which the superstar coaches will be one step closer to deciding their final line-ups.
Also, the BBC show will move to Friday nights in order to allow viewers to enjoy both The Voice and Britain’s Got Talent, acording to The Sun.
The Voice will move its first live quarter final to Friday night on June 7. BBC decided to move the show to avoid a clash with Britain’s Got Talent’s live final, which will air on June 8. An insider on The Voice told The Sun: “The decision is in the best interest of viewers. Given the length of the quarter-final it would be impossible to avoid a clash.”
Danny O’Donoghue commented. “I think we are better than Britains got talent of course but why make the public suffer? Simon Cowell seems to want all out war but that isn’t good for the people who like to watch. The BBC have put the viewer first, so what does that say about ITV and Simon Cowell? It speaks volumes in my book.”
It’s a gig many established journalists would give their right hands for – an interview, in person, with one of the world’s most popular rock bands.
But it was a group a young wannabe journalists who got the opportunity of a lifetime on Tuesday when they were invited to a special interview session with The Script as part of the BBC Radio 1 Academy – which rolled into the city this month in advance of next week’s highly anticipated Big Weekend event.
The youngsters, aged from their mid teens to their mid 20s, took part in a workshop with local journalists (myself included) on how to research a subject matter, prepare questions and settle those nerves before being invited to an exclusive Live Lounge performance with Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power.
The band, who hail from Dublin, performed a stripped back cover of Rihanna’s song ‘Stay’ live on air with Alice Levine before treating the students and other invited guests to performances to two of their songs Millionaires and Hall of Fame.
The students were tasked with both reviewing the Live Lounge peformance and interviewing the band afterwards – during a 40 minute long session.
They were then tasked with writing up both articles – and one lucky student will win the chance to shadow a reporter for the day during the Big Weekend.
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The Script dropped on the studios of Radio 1 Academy in Londonderry today, where they did an interview and played a cover of Rihanna’s song Stay. Our friends from Script Love UK recorded the whole thing. Listen below:
And here is the video of the performance:
Today on the season finale of Glee, they sang “Hall Of Fame“, and below you can listen to the full studio version of the song, as well as watch the performance.
The Script will be playing at the Mixtape Festival on Friday, July 26. The festival is held in Hershey (PA), USA. Besides the Irish trio, bands like Hanson, Boyz II Men and Train are also scheduled to be playing. Check out the trailer of the event:
You can buy the tickets to go here.