The Voice to get results revamp
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 May 2012
'The Voice' is to get a revamp after the results show was slammed by viewers over its lack of drama and "amateurish" production
'The Voice' is to get a revamp after the results show was slammed by viewers.
The BBC talent contest lost a million viewers, with some fans criticising it for "lacking drama" due to no sing-off style fight for survival between the worst-performing acts.
The opening coaches' song - which this week saw Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am, Jessie J and Danny O'Donaghue perform U2's 'Beautiful Day' - will be dropped with the panel singing with their acts instead, and double eliminations will be introduced after next week's show.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "The BBC know that 'The Voice' is liked by fans but the first live show didn't go as planned.
"They're ordering a shake-up because they cannot afford to lose viewers."
Among the criticisms of the show were the "amateurish" editing and faked applause.
One BBC messageboard user wrote: "The dubbing on of the audience noise during the programme was ridiculous. Each time, exactly the same burst of noise, but you could see no one applauding."
Another added: "The atmosphere was odd and stilted. Production values were low. Amateurish editing."
Host Holly Willoughby also came under attack from viewers, with some branding her "mumsy" and "bland".
One fan tweeted: "You wouldn't have thought she's on live TV nearly every day [with 'This Morning'] from the amount of times she messed up."
However, a show source insisted they are "completely happy" with the blonde beauty.
The BBC revealed they have received 31 complaints about the show, mostly about Sunday's (29.04.12) results show not being live.
However, a spokesperson added: "It's standard practice."