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Jessie J, will.i.am, Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue to return as judges but producers add twists in bid to boost ratings

Its swivel chair "blind auditions" helped make The Voice BBC1's most successful new Saturday night entertainment show in a decade.

But after ratings fell when The Voice's live programmes began and in the face of competition from ITV rival Britain's Got Talent, changes are being introduced for the forthcoming second series.

There will be just three live shows and new twists that have been used on the Us version have been added to make The Voice "bigger and better", according to producers.

The second series will be made up of four different stages – the blind auditions, the battles, a new section called the "knockouts" and the live shows.

A dramatic new feature has been introduced that gives coaches – will.i.am, Jessie J, Tom Jones »

- Tara Conlan

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