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Thursday 3 September 2015

Danny: It's about soul not voice

Published 31/05/2012

Danny O'Donoghue is hoping his girl Bo Bruce will triumph in The Voice final
Danny O'Donoghue is hoping his girl Bo Bruce will triumph in The Voice final

The Voice coach Danny O'Donoghue has said the show isn't really about the voice any more.

The Script frontman - whose finalist Bo Bruce is a former drug addict - said some of the artists voted out of the BBC talent show were technically better singers, but the audience were voting for people with soul.

Danny said: "The competition so far has been immense. There's been singers genuinely technically more gifted than myself, Jessie Tom and Will up there that aren't on the show any more.

"I guess it goes past the voice itself, there's people who are technically gifted, and there's other people who sing form the heart, sing from the soul.

"Bo is one of those people. You don't have to sing every note that was ever invented to get your point across or sing a great song. And that's what the UK seems to be really, really responding to in Bo right now is the fact that she's willing to bare her soul on television in front of millions and millions of people - it's very rare."

The 27-year-old former public school girl bashfully insisted she needed more rehearsal time ahead of Saturday's final, but Danny said he was feeling "confident" of her chances at winning the show.

And the bookies seem to agree with him, with Bo being named the favourite to win the first season, with William Hill giving her odds of 5/4. Tyler James is 5/2, Vince Kidd 7/2 and Leanne Mitchell 9/2.

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