‘The Voice’ UK live tour canceled due to poor ticket sales

Cue the violins.

Let this be yet another sign that “The Voice” as a franchise just does not have the staying power of an “American Idol” or “The X Factor.”

Multiple reports have confirmed that thanks to poor ticket sales, the British show’s attempt to travel around on a live tour has been canceled. This comes as hardly a surprise, given that the average viewing audience for the final episodes was half of what it was during the blind auditions (which is the best part of this series no matter what country you are in).

This cancellation also comes following a string of other shocking news related to the show — from the elimination of Ruth Brown before the final to Leanne Mitchell ultimately winning for Team Tom Jones. Nobody really expected the final few weeks to play out like they did, and there were also a few who were not entirely happy about it. (By “a few,” we mean a solid percentage of the voting public.)

While “The Voice” here in America managed to have a tour its first season, it was barely able to happen due to some poor attendance. Thanks to this, no tour was planned for Jermaine Paul or the show’s season 2 cast. “American Idol” is the only singing competition in America that has managed to routinely have a tour year after year — though even its season 9 road show was clipped after some cities failed to sell out.

Do you think this tour cancellation is even further proof that there are way too many cooks in the singing-show kitchen, or is it more that people don’t want to pay to see singers covering other people’s songs that they have heard already on TV?

Photo: BBC One

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