Danny O'Donoghue: 'BGT is not competition'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 April 2012
Danny O'Donoghue

Danny O'Donoghue

Danny O'Donoghue does not consider 'Britain's Got Talent' as "competition" for 'The Voice' because they are "totally different" shows

Danny O'Donoghue doesn't see 'Britain's Got Talent' as "competition" for 'The Voice'.

The Script front-man - who is a mentor on the BBC show alongside Jessie J, will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones - does not think it was necessary to pit the two programmes against each other in the ratings because they are very different from each other.

He said: "In a day and age when you can watch anything at any time, I don't really see why they needed to pit them against each other.

"There really is room for both. We didn't see it as much of a competition because we're totally different shows."

Danny beat off competition from 'Pop Idol' winner Will Young and Mary J. Blige to be a coach on 'The Voice', and he believes it was his experience in Irish band The Script which helped him land the job.

He added to BBC Radio 1's 'Newsbeat': "I think what I had to offer was the fact that we've done things the hard way, we've been around the circuit. I'm the only one up there that's been in a band. I was dibs in."

The first live show on 'The Voice' takes place tonight (28.04.12).

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