It's time for a real change of Voice

Patrick Donoghue

The winner of the recent Voice of Ireland, Patrick Donoghue, has hit upon the reason why the show hasn't catapulted him to stardom, and strangely enough, it's been staring him in the face all his life.

It's his own name. Explaining the reason for the change to Patrick James, he explained: "James is my middle name. I think it's fresher, I think it's younger and it kind of represents me as more of an artist that I want to be." It's easy to be cynical, of course, but one might respectfully suggest that while they're at it, RTE might consider a change of name for the show itself might also work wonders. "Ireland's Got Talent", for example, has a nice ring to it...