Danny O'Donaghue makes 'stupid' decision

Danny O'Donaghue admits he made a "stupid" decision pitting two of his strongest contestants against one another on 'The Vopice' last night (21.04.12)

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Danny O'Donaghue admits he made a "stupid" decision pitting Bill Downs against Max Milner in 'The Voice' Battles.

The Script frontman was left with a tough choice to make after forcing the pair to go head-to-head for a place in the live shows of the competition but eventually chose to send Bill home after they sang 'Beggin'' by Madcon.

Danny said afterwards: "The UK's looking at me thinking I'm an idiot for putting them together and it was a stupid thing to do.

"Max, I have seen a spark in you but in rehearsals I saw how much Bill has come on which is why it's such a hard decision."

Fellow coach will.i.am also had a difficult decision to make after Jaz Ellington - who was suffering from a chest infection - and Jay Norton both performed Marvin Gaye's 'Heard It Through The Grapevine' and the rest of the panel were shocked at his decision to pair them together.

As he made his choice to take Jaz through, he justified the pairing, saying: "I paired you because you don't sing alike but you have a great amount of soul and raw talent.

"Jay, I am super duper proud, you outlicked him but you owned the stage and you showed your low range and high range is out of this world. I have worked with Justin Timberlake before and to me, you are better than him.

"Jaz, you hit this one riff in there and I hurt my head, because it knocked me out. There was a part in the beginning that was flat and that's because of your bronchitis. If that's what you sound like with bronchitis, shazam!"

Meanwhile, Sir Tom Jones was left tearful after his contestants Deniece Pearson and Ruth Jones battled it out with 'No One' by Alicia Keys.

The musical legend - who had cried during rehearsals when Ruth, 19, broke down overwhelmed with memories of her late father - eventually opted for the teenager after both artists received huge praise from the panel.

Also making it through to the live shows were Joelle Moses, Sam Buttery, Toni Warne, Bo Bruce, Vince Kidd, and Tyler James.

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