Danny O'Donoghue says The Voice UK isn't all about The Voice

Danny O'Donoghue (The Voice UK)

The Voice UK coach Danny O'Donoghue has admitted that The Voice isn't really all it's about.

The Script frontman said that having the vocal power was just the "tip of the iceberg" for being a success in the industry.

Instead, Danny reckons that this year's hopefuls need to learn to stand on their own two feet to get to the top.

“There are some amazing singers on the show. But although they have a great skill, that’s the tip of the iceberg," he told The Sun newspaper. “It’s about how well-rounded they are. We only get to sing for about five per cent of our careers.

“The rest of it is how you conduct yourself, your plans.”

Tomorrow night will see Danny's two semi-finalists - Andrea Begley and Karl Michael - go head to head in the live shows for a spot in the final.

But whoever makes it shouldn't expect any hand holding from Danny once the show is over, as he explained: “The misconception is that it’s up to me to make my acts famous, but we’re not a record company. We don’t have loads of money to be throwing around on acts. Universal are the ones with the contracts.

“We set up the platform and give them their own lane into the industry, but at the end of the day it’s up to the person themselves.

“None of us got here because a label threw money at us.”

The Voice UK airs tomorrow night on BBC One.

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