Sunday 11 December 2016

The Voice of Ireland semi-final shock as Helena, Denise, John Sheehy and John Bonham knocked out

Published 19/04/2015 | 20:30

Helena Bradley Bates was knocked out in tonight's semi-final
Helena Bradley Bates was knocked out in tonight's semi-final
Denise Morgan was knocked out in tonight's semi-final
Kieran McKillop was first through to the grand final next week
Patrick Donoghue made it to the final
Sarah McTiernan made it to the final

A cracking semi-final of The Voice of Ireland saw four talented acts make it through to the grand final next Saturday.

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Team Rachel's Kieran McKillop was first through, followed by Team Bressie's Emma Humber, Team Una's Patrick Donoghue, and Team Rachel's Sarah McTiernan.

However, there was shock as powerful contenders John Bonham and Helena Bradley Bates, as well as John Sheehy and Denise Morgan, who had previously tried out on The Voice UK, were knocked out.

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It also means that Kian has no acts in the grand final.

There were no teams this week and each of the eight contestants competed against each other for the publiic vote.

The penultimate show of the series opened with a group song from all eight contestants singing Hold My Hand by Jesse Glynn.

Team Una’s John Sheehy was the first contestant to perform with Maroon Five’s Sugar. Last week John found himself in the bottom two with bookie’s favourite Niall O’Halloran. Una's act Patrick Donoghue closed out the show with Shaka Khan's Ain't Nobody.

Denise Morgan impressed Bressie last week with her original arrangement and this week she took on the formidable task of belting out Skunk Anansie's Weak.  Emma Humber also impressed this week with Florence and the Machine's What Kind of Man.

Team Rachel’s Sarah McTernan sang The Weekend’s Earned it.

Finally, singing for Kian's team was rocker John Bonham tackling Guns N Roses classic Welcome to the Jungle and Kieran McKillop singing Ed Sheeran's Give Me Love.

Helena Bradley Bates has just a couple of weeks to her due date but it seems the baby bump is having no effect as yet to her lung capacity and she will sing John Farnham’s You’re The Voice.

Louis Walsh and Hometown were guests on the show with the boyband singing their number one singler Cry For Help.

 

 

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