Logies 2015 Awards: Sam Smith Is Out, The Script Is In


Irish music group The Script trades places with Sam Smith to perform at the 57th Annual TV Week Logie Awards at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Smith, who was the one originally set to perform at the Logies 2015, was forced to cancel because of vocal exhaustion. He also cancelled his “In The Lonely Hour” Australian Tour in Melbourne (April 30, 2015), Adelaide (May 1, 2015) and Perth (May 4, 2015). Smith posted the announcement on his official Instagram account.

“I am deeply, deeply, saddened to tell my Australian fans. I have to cancel my Australian tour.” Smith posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

“I have been vocally exhausted for a while now however last night in Sydney I had a small haemorrhage on my vocal chords [sic],” Smith added on Instagram.

Smith’s doctors have ordered him to rest until he has completely healed and recovered. He also mentioned that another announcement will be made soon regarding the re-arranged dates of the “In The Lonely Hour” Australian Tour.

Meanwhile, The Script band composed of lead vocalist Danny O’Donoghue, lead guitarist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power, is currently on their “No Sound Without Silence” Tour in Australia when they were asked to step in to perform at the Logies 2015 after Smith’s withdrawal.

TV Week editor Emma Nolan says that they are ecstatic about The Script performing at the TV Week Logies. Nolan promises that viewers are in for an unforgettable performance from the Irish band.

The TV Week Logie Awards is Australia’s annual industry awards event for television since 1959. It was named after John Logie Baird, a man from Scotland who invented the world’s first mechanical television.

Some of the nominees for the Gold Logie category in 2015 are as follows:

Most Popular Personality On Australian Television

  • Asher Keddie: “Offspring” and “Party Tricks” (Network Ten)
  • Hamish Blake: “Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America” (Nine Network)
  • Andy Lee: “Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America” (Nine Network)
  • Steve Peacocke: “Home and Away” (Seven Network)
  • Scott Cam: “The Block” (Nine Network)
  • Carrie Bickmore: “The Project” (Network Ten)

The 2015 TV Week Logie Awards will air on the Nine Network at 7 p.m. on May 3, 2015. It will be hosted by Jules Lund and Shelley Craft. Some of the presenters are Australian actors Gracie Gilbert (Fox8’s “SLiDE”) and Shane Jacobson (“Kenny”). Aussie television and radio presenter Waleed Aly as well as actor/screenwriter Lachy Hulme will join Gilbert and Jacobson in presenting the awards.

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