'The Voice' UK Tour Cancelled: Is This The End For The Show?19 June 2012
'The Voice' UK Tour Cancelled: Is This The End For The Show?
It all started so promisingly, but it was another knife into the back of the UK version of 'The Voice' this week when it was announced that the live tour - that would see all of the show's finalists play the country over - is to be cancelled, owing to poor ticket sales.
'The Voice' had initially got off to an amazing start, with a high profile judging line-up of Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J, WILL.I.AM and The Script'S Danny O'Donoghue and a huge anticipation for the program following burgeoning success in the United States earlier in the year. For a while it looked as though the anticipation might be well placed too, with viewing figures hitting 10 million, and more tuning into the BBC than fierce rivals ITV and Simon Cowell's show 'Britain's Got Talent'.
It didn't last though and ratings were down to 4.5 million later in the series. To make matters worse, the eventual winner - 28 year-old Leanne Mitchell - didn't even manage to chart in the top 40 of the official UK singles chart with her cover of Whitney Houston's 'Run To You'; that's pretty grim when you consider how much 'X Factor' bosses panic when their winning charge fails to make top spot. The writing was already on the wall, then, and in a statement a spokesperson for the live show said "Unfortunately, The Voice UK Live has been cancelled due to lack of ticket sales. Customers are advised to contact their point of purchase for ticket refunds." Is that the end of that then?
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