The Voice UK should be cancelled, says X Factor's Louis Walsh

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X Factor judge Louis Walsh has said that the BBC should cancel The Voice UK.

The Irish music mogul claimed that the BBC series earlier this year failed and next year's planned second series should be scrapped.

Instead, Louis reckons the BBC should air the American version of the show.

"Personally, I would just cancel it," he said. "I would show the American one instead because that one works with Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green."

The X Factor judge of nine years continued: "The BBC one didn't work with Tom Jones, Jessie J, and that Irish guy from the Script, honestly, just cancel it."


However Louis also claimed this week that The X Factor UK could also be axed itself next year.

"I think it may end after one more year. I think the tenth season could be it," he told Star magazine. “Then, I will just have time for myself! It has just been an amazing time for me, because the people I have met and friendships I’ve developed.

“I would like to get to the tenth series, have a decade on the show – I’m just happy to be working, to be honest.”

The Voice UK's Danny O'Donoghue ("that Irish guy from The Script", to quote Louis) recently admitted that the BBC One series needed improvements.

“Everybody is calling for changes, I’m totally all ears,” Danny said. “The battle round was the most exciting moment for everybody, it’s a dragons den style thing, it’s very interesting and even being part of it was very entertaining.”

However The Script frontman conceded: “Then after that the live shows were like any other singing contest I guess that’s when he magic wore off… but I’m not really in TV to know what’s going to work and what’s not.”

BBC One boss Danny Cohen previously revealed that next year’s new series would see various changes, including “less live shows” and more focus on the “spinny chairs”.

Open auditions for the second series of The Voice UK are underway now.

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