Saturday 1 October 2016

Brazilian drag queen set to wow coaches on The Voice of Ireland

Published 07/01/2016 | 12:57

Emmie Reek performs on The Voice of Ireland
Emmie Reek performs on The Voice of Ireland

A Brazilian drag queen is poised to wow the coaches on The Voice of Ireland on Sunday.

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Emory Modesto (27) from Rio de Janeiro came to Ireland to study English but met his Polish fiancé Marcin and has since decided to stay.

Performing in drag on a stage for the first time as Emmie Reek, she's tackling Adele's One and Only, and if one of the coaches turns and she gets through she faces a dilemma.

Emmie's wedding day in Brazil is scheduled for the same date as the Battles round of the competition.

Emmie Reek on The Voice of Ireland
Emmie Reek on The Voice of Ireland

"I really want to get trough but if I get through I have to make a serious decision, whether I'm going to be walking to the aisle or to the stage in the battles," she says.

Emmie, who lives in Rialto and works in Nandos, stands out among the performers on Sunday night's show as the first drag queen to ever perform on the Voice of Ireland stage.

She's only the second to perform on the Voice worldwide.

Also hoping for a chair turn this week are contestants from Wexford, Dublin, Mullingar, Carlow, Cork, Donegal, and Tipperary.

Emmie Reek and fiance Marcin chat to Eoghan McDermott on The Voice of Ireland
Emmie Reek and fiance Marcin chat to Eoghan McDermott on The Voice of Ireland

Pastry chef Mags White (34) from Cobh makes an edible microphone to impress the coaches as she sings Standing in the Way of Control.

Kristyna Hayes (25) from North Wall, who recently featured in The Unemployables documentary, previously applied for the Voice of Ireland but never got through to the blind auditions.  She also recently lost 2 stone and is ready to change her life.

Pauric O'Meara (21) from Borrisokane, Co Tipperary, attempts his own version of Maniac 2000.

Mum of two Miranda Troubal (29) from Coolock takes to the stage for the first time in her life while massive Westlife fan Megan Quinn (20) has her eye on Kian but does he have his eye on her?

Nerissa Moore (23) from Donegal is a model who works in a jewellery store and hopes Una will turn for her.

Student Caoimhe McCarthy (23) from Mullingar is Bressie's neighbour but will he recognise her voice?

Fiona Garvey (19) from Skerries was born in Chicago but raised in Dublin from the age of 3 and sings Pink's Try while Andrew Berry (19) from Wexford didn't realise his father had entered him on the show.

When he received the call about the blind auditions he was shocked. 

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