BBC chiefs sent to find new stars for the second series of The Voice were left empty handed when just five people attended an open mic session in Birmingham.
Bosses were hoping to scout local talent to send through to the audition stage of the show, where they would face the judges and their famous spinning chairs.
However, the whole thing was cancelled when barely anybody appeared at The Coffee Room Café Bar in Birmingham.
A spokesperson for the BBC show tried to make things better, saying: “Saturday’s event was an open mic night organised by a local businessman."
“Our official auditions will run nationwide in August and September and we’ve had a huge, fantastic response. More than 25,000 people have already applied — a figure that is higher than last year.”
This is the latest embarrassing incident for The Voice in the UK. The show's first season saw ratings figures drop by half as the show reached its finale and the eventual winner, Leanne Mitchell, failed to make the Top 40 with her winners single.
Additionally, a nationwide arena tour showcasing the finalists had to be cancelled following a lack of interest.
Just yesterday it was claimed that Jessie J had quit her role as a coach and that Tom Jones was insisting on approval over his fellow coaches before signing up again.
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