Wednesday 7 December 2016

RTE calling for applications for The Voice of Ireland fifth series

Published 23/07/2015 | 15:04

Una Foden, Kian Egan with Rachel Stevens and Bressie during a recording of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix
Una Foden, Kian Egan with Rachel Stevens and Bressie during a recording of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix
The Voice of Ireland

The Voice of Ireland will return for a fifth series later this year and RTE is now calling for new talent to audition for the hit show.

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As last year's winer, Patrick Donoghue (now going by Patrick James), releases his first single, Redemption Days with Universal Ireland, RTE are looking for new faces.

As usual, singers will have just 90 seconds in a blind audition to impress the judges who will decide whether or not to turn their chair around and support the act.

RTE have said they are looking for "the ethereal, the gravelly, the sonorous, the hypnotic - a unique voice that will blow the coaches away".

The winner will once again land a record deal with Universal Ireland.

The fate of the show had been under question as rumours circulated that it would be axed and replaced by 'Ireland's Got Talent' fronted by Louis Walsh.

However, last month the state broadcaster confirmed it had re-commissioned the show for another run.

Despite not yet producing a winner with long-term chart success, the series, produced by Screentime ShinAwil, remains a ratings winner for RTE One.

The fifth series of The Voice of Ireland will air in January 2016 in the 6.30pm Sunday evening slot.

Wannabes can apply now here: www.rte.ie/thevoice and send an MP3 or YouTube clip.

It has not yet been confirmed that last year's coaches Bressie, Rachel Stevens, Una Foden, and Kian Egan will return.

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