The Voice of Ireland: Final four have been chosen after gripping semi-final
Published 18/04/2016 | 07:37
The final four have been chosen for The Voice of Ireland finale after a gripping semi-final battle on Sunday night.
Nigel McConnell, Michael Lawson, Laura O'Connor and Kelesa Mulcahy triumphed on the night and will face off in what promises to be a tense final next weekend.
The standard was extremely high across the board but Matheus Soares, Emmett Daly, Jasmine Kavanage, and Moylan Brunnock failed to make it through despite universally strong performances.
Of the successes, Nigel, who has worked as Daniel O'Donnell's drummer, wowed the coaches and crowd with Phil Collins' In the Air tonight during which he also played the drums.
"That was a real showstopper that's going to be hard to beat tonight," said Kian.
Kelesa, who has known Kian since childhood, also impressed with Little Mix's Secret Love Song and Kian said that she "has proven her worth as a singer" and she's heading for the final.
The coaches were hugely impressed by Emmett's performance but he still didn't make it through.
He sang Coldplay's Hymn for the Weekend and Kian described it as a "big epic opening performance" and Una said he "did everything perfect". Bressie said he was a "big threat" but the public did not agree.
Kian wasn't impressed by Matheus' change in direction when he sang Jealous by Nick Jonas, despite the singer's strong performance.
The final takes place next Sunday April 24.