The Voice UK

I am obsessed with E! news, it takes over my Sky+ and I have the biggest girl crush on Catt Sadler. So thanks to daily watching due to unemployment last year, I discovered The Voice, America’s talent show where it is all about, you guessed it, the voice! If you haven’t seen it (where have you been?) hopefuls take to the stage and sing their hearts out, hoping for one of the judges to turn their chair around (judges can’t see the singers at first as this is a talent show not based on appearance). It proved such a success in the States that the BBC fixed up and bought the rights to make an English version, YAY!!

I think The Voice is amazing, it’s refreshing to have really good singers on a show and not ones that are there just because they provide good entertainment (Jedward anyone?). Taking on the judging role for us is the legend that is Tom Jones, Jessie J, and Danny O’Donoghue. An interesting mix, personally I don’t see why is a judge. Yes he writes good tunes and knows the right people but he’s a bit too friendly with auto-tune for my liking. I wonder if he even knows how to do an inflection or trill. Danny (The Script) has had many people talking wondering why he was chosen. I think he’s a good choice, he has a beautiful voice and has written some of my favourite songs. I have every faith that he will turn people’s opinions around once the show starts.

I will most certainly be watching when it comes to our TV screens March 24. It has a lot of hype to live up too and I do hope it doesn’t disappoint.

Take a look at the official advert below.


‘The Avengers’

Just wanted to share the first full trailer for Marvel and Disney film – ‘The Avengers‘. Really looking forward to this, it looks epic! With the all-star cast (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson) this is one of the most hotly anticipated releases of 2012.

The Oscars- 2012 Winners

The highly respected Oscar

The Oscars are quite possibly my favourite awards, not only because everyone is beautifully dressed (OK some people do it get very wrong, but the majority have good stylists) but because it is probably the highest accolade you can receive as an actor. Now I admit I don’t care much about who wins for ‘Best Cinematography’ or ‘Best Sound mixing’, for me it is all about ‘Best Actress’, ‘Best Actor’ and the supporting roles (perhaps ‘Best Picture’ also). So if you happened to miss the awards (most people were curled up asleep in bed) then allow me to share some of the winners with you.

Best Actress: Meryl Streep


Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs, Viola Davis – The Help, Rooney Mara – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady, Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin for The Artist


Demian Bichir – A Better Life, George Clooney – The Descendants, Jean Dujardin – The Artist, Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer for Beginners


Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn, Jonah Hill – Moneyball, Nick Nolte – Warrior, Christopher Plummer – Beginners, Max von Sydow – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer for The Help


Berenice Bejo – The Artist , Jessica Chastain – The Help , Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids, Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs , Octavia Spencer – The Help

Best Picture: The Artist


The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight In Paris, Moneyball, The Tree Of Life, War Horse

Have a look at the winner’s speeches below.