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The Voice UK 2013: Less live shows but more acts for series two

Danny O'Donoghue (The Voice UK)

The Voice UK 2013 format changes have been revealed, with less live shows and more acts.

The BBC is planning on changing pretty much everything about the show next year, apart from the coaches.

Danny O’Donoghue, Will.i.am, Jessie J and Sir Tom Jones will all be back, and the panel will probably be the only thing to remain unchanged from last year.

There will be just three live shows this year but more acts on the teams, between 15 to 20.

The separate Sunday results show has been axed in favor of a live results show on the Saturday night.

“There will be a lot of changes,” Danny O’Donoghue explained. “For starters, there will be more blind auditions.

“And we are increasing the numbers on each team from 10 to 15 or 20.

“Live shows will be cut from six to just three and the results will be on the same night as far as I know.”

He continued: “One of the problems last year was me and Jessie J tweeting the results before they had aired, so I think it will all be on one night now.”

The first series back in May started well, but ended on a low after shedding almost 3 million viewers throughout its run.

Danny promised fans that the same thing wouldn’t happen next Spring, telling the Daily Star Sunday: “The four coaches and the BBC know what to do to make sure this series is even better than the first one.

“We all agreed we need to get the songs and the artists out sooner.

“We were all throwing ideas down on the table and talked about writing a song for the winner to release as soon as the show finishes.

“The songs will be available to download on the same night to create a buzz and create a back catalogue and create an appetite for the artists.”

The Voice UK returns in the new year on BBC One.