Axe The Voice of Ireland before we're all broke
If there was ever any doubt that The Voice of Ireland is never going to produce an act with a sustainable music career, this weekend will have laid it to rest.
Figures just released reveal that the winner, Patrick Donoghue, sold just 91 copies of his single Mama Knows Best, despite nearly half a million people tuning in to watch him win.
Rather than admit the patently obvious, an industry insider has argued that, having spent their money on text voting, viewers simply didn't have enough left over to purchase the single. This means, by simple logic, that The Voice has drained the majority of its viewers' savings down to their last €1.29.
So on that basis alone, shouldn't the show be axed?