The official YouTube channel of the hit singing competition “The Voice Of Poland” has been updated with several new clips from the show’s first season on which BEHEMOTH frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski is featured as a judge. Some of the footage can be seen below.
Poland’s public TV broadcaster TVP last month announced that Darski will not return as a judge on the second season of “The Voice Of Poland” after another alleged incident of insulting religious sentiment in Poland.
“Adam Darski will not be given his own program on TVP, nor will he be a juror in a second series of ‘The Voice Of Poland’, even if the network decides to commission one [a second series],” said spokesperson for TVP, Joanna Stempien-Rogalinska.
In early October, footage emerged of Nergal pretending to be a priest and performing a mock miracle during an October 1 concert at a Warsaw club by the Polish rock band TIMES NEW ROMAN, according to TheNews.pl.
Footage published across the Polish media showed members of TIMES NEW ROMAN on stage in wheelchairs. The musicians were attended by nurses and dressed in pajamas. Following an announcement that the men could not play, Darski appeared dressed as a priest. After blessing the musicians, the men rose from their wheelchairs and proceeded with the concert.
The footage prompted a swift response from the chairman of TVP. In a statement, Chairman Juliusz Braun described the incident as “provocative behavior, showing a lack of respect not only for religious beliefs, but also for illnesses and the disabled.”
Braun has also asked Darski and the producer of “The Voice Of Poland” to explain themselves
The last episode of the current season of “The Voice Of Poland” will air in the first week of December.