Lifestyle / Entertainment by Press Association 06/04/2019, 2:46 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Four contestants will vie for victory in The Voice final as Sir Tom Jones and Olly Murs go head to head tonight. The coaches have two singers each remaining in the competition following the semi-final, when the talents mentored by Will.i.am and Jennifer Hudson were voted off the show. Molly Hocking and Jimmy Balito will battle it out for Murs, with Deana and wildcard Bethzienna Williams representing Team Tom. Cedric Neal, Nxtgen, Moya, Nicole Dennis and Emmanuel Smith were all voted off in the semi-finals, leaving Hudson and Will.i.am empty handed. They will join their fellow coaches for a rendition of Gimme Some Lovin’ by The Spencer Davis Group. Williams will perform Call Out My Name by The Weeknd, and a duet of Nina Simone’s Don’t Let Me Be … [Read more...] about Olly Murs and Sir Tom Jones hoping for victory in The Voice final
As we count down to Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS, country music star Maren Morris is using her voice to push for change in the music industry. The 28-year-old singer-songwriter is nominated for female artist of the year. "I think that it's a really interesting time to be in music right now, when all of the post #MeToo conversations happened. It makes you recognize in yourself things that you've allowed that aren't acceptable," Morris told CBS News. "Everything from a program director of a radio station hanging on you and being drunk and inappropriate, to feeling like you have to laugh at someone's joke that isn't funny. … I've learned that I don't have to do those things." Her latest album, "Girl," debuted at No. 1 on country Billboard charts and broke streaming records for a female country artist. "I remember when we wrote the song 'Flavor' for my record, there was a line in the bridge that says, 'I won't play the victim. I don't fit that mold. But shut up … [Read more...] about Maren Morris raises her voice for women in country music
Biba Kang Follow 5 April 2019 • 5:31pm Remember Leanne Mitchell? Almost eight million of us tuned in to watch her win The Voice UK, back in 2012. But you’d be forgiven for drawing a total mind-blank on this talent show alumnus, who is now working as a cruise ship singer, after her first single failed to make the UK Top 40. The eighth series of The Voice is coming to an end, with four hopefuls fighting it out to win a recording contract (the cash prize of £100,000 was cut when the show moved from BBC to ITV). The live final will air tomorrow at 8:40 – but is anyone particularly excited for the series climax, or has the talent show lost some of it’s lustre? One of the programme’s most compelling plus-points is that the contestants seem... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only … [Read more...] about With no successful winners to date, just what is the point of The Voice UK?
PN MEPs will show their competence and initiative to be the voice of pensioners in the EU Parliament, PN Secretary General Clyde Puli said today. The PN held a meeting with the National Pensioners Association. Puli said that the PN is drawing up its policies which give the elderly the importance they deserve. "The opposition is making its contribution so that pensioners will not continue feeling the pressure from the cost of living and constantly rising prices." PN MP Claudio Grech said that the PN is looking at pension poicy along two binaries. The first is that current pensioners deserve adequate pensions, and the second is that the sustainability of pensions should be assured. The Association also presented the PN with their manifesto for the MEP elections. Statistics, they said, show that soon 30% of Maltese will be older than 60. … [Read more...] about PN MEPs will be the voice of pensioners – Clyde Puli
The Premier League voiced "significant concerns" over potential reforms to the Champions League on Friday, saying the changes would damage the thriving domestic game. Reported reforms being put forward for further discussion include changing the current group stage from eight groups of four to four groups of eight, guaranteeing clubs far more Champions League games from 2024. A tiered system involving relegation and promotion could see the top six teams of each group automatically qualify for the following year's competition rather than through their domestic leagues, while UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin denied reports games could be played at weekends. "All 20 Premier League clubs today discussed their 'significant concerns' regarding reported proposals for changing the format and qualification criteria of UEFA club competitions from season 2024/25," the Premier League said in a statement. "All clubs unanimously agreed it is inappropriate for European football bodies to create … [Read more...] about Premier League voices fears over proposed Champions League reforms