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Posts Tagged ‘ Danny O`Donoghue ’

Five Must See Irish Acts in 2013

The-Strypes-300x192The Irish music scene has become a diversified space in recent years. We’re famous for our traditional and country music, with the odd U2, Thin Lizzy or Westlife thrown in the mix. But recently a wave of new young talent has burst onto the music scene.

We look at the top five Irish acts you must catch this year. Move aside Bono… Continue reading

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The Voice UK – Not about the Price Tag?!

Not about the Price Tag? Whatever the reason, it looks like Jessie J and Sir Tom Jones will not be returning The Voice.

According to sources it is thought that the reason Jessie J isn’t returning as a judge on the next series of The Voice is due to a clash with her UK tour dates and the filming of the second season of the BBC show. The singer had previously received criticism for her alleged diva like behaviour on the BBC set, her refusal to do publicity for the show, and her admission on Graham Norton’s chat show that she hadn’t even bothered to watch the show back.

Meanwhile, the Welsh wonder, Sir Tom Jones, the winner of the first series with his contestant Leanne Mitchell has apparently also been advised not to return for the second season by his own management team. I for one can’t see why the man needed the gig anyhow!

Twitter crazed Will.i.am however, does look set to return, as does The Script front man Danny O’Donoghue, to the judging panel, but if rumours are to be believed there could be two new faces joining the judging panel. The BBC are also keen to make changes to the £22 million show in a bid to boost ratings in the upcoming season after they plummeted in week 10 of last year’s season.

£22 million for the creation of a show supposedly just aimed at finding ‘The Voice’ of the UK….a show based on true talent, devoid of any gimmicks (apparently). Hmm, why then the need for the massive £22million price tag?! Possibly a ploy to get Jessie J and Sir Tom back again?!Only time will tell… well that or a tweet from Will.i.am!

The Script Moved By Medina`s Performance

American Idol viewers and indeed millions worldwide are still wiping away the tears after watching Chris Medina`s heartfelt audition.

Medina, dedicated his performance of “Breakeven” to his brain damaged fiancee and has received huge acclaim for it. The Script, the three piece Irish band who originally sung the song, have admitted they were moved by the Chicago native`s version of their hit .

“We write our music from a pure and honest place and to see Chris singing ‘Breakeven’ moved us all,” said lead singer Danny O’Donoghue . “The world would be a better place if more people were more like him. Too often we place our admiration on people who don’t deserve it, but in this case we have a rare individual, a selfless individual who truly puts others ahead of himself.”

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