The Voice stars snapped up for Butlins performances after UK tour scrapped

Sing it loud: The Voice judges
Sing it loud: The Voice judges©Ray Tang/Rex Features

The Voice contestants were at one point looking forward to playing the O2 Arena in London and the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, until the UK tour was scrapped due to poor ticket sales.

But for two of the stars at least there was another gig on the horizon – a performance at family holiday camp Butlins.

Semi-finalists Jaz Ellington and Max Milner both took to the stage at the Skegness resort in Lincolnshire last weekend, to entertain the parents and kids in the crowd.

The boys went down a storm with the audience – but unfortunately it doesn’t look like there will be any more Butlins gigs in the near future for the show’s contestants.

A spokesman for Butlins told The Sun: “People really enjoyed it but we don’t have any plans to do it again.

“We will look for the next hot thing and book that.” Ouch...

The Voice has faced a number of setbacks, after kicking off with a promising star. Hosted by TV favourites Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates, and judged by Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J, and Danny O'Donoghue, the show appeared to have a winning formula, introducing singers who were judged by the panel only on their voices.

Viewing figures began well, but the numbers steadily decreased. Then last month it was announced the 11-date tour, which was due to travel around the country, stopping off in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, London, Glasgow Brighton and Newcastle, had been scrapped due to disappointing sales.

Last wast week show judge Jessie J said she thought it was a “good thing” the tour had been cancelled.

She told The Sun: “It’s always disappointing but you know what, it’s not a bad thing I don’t think.

“Personally – maybe I shouldn’t say this – I actually think it’s a good thing. Not that it has been cancelled, but that they’ve now got the opportunity to go out and do their own thing.”


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