Friday 31 July 2015

Dance-offs and an old-fashioned knees up - how The Voice of Ireland crew celebrated series wrap party

Published 29/04/2014 | 07:49

Eoghan Mc Dermott  kisses Kathryn Thomas during the  Final  of The voice of Ireland in The Helix
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Eoghan Mc Dermott kisses Kathryn Thomas during the Final of The voice of Ireland in The Helix KOBPIX
Eoghan Mc Dermott kisses Kathryn Thomas during the Final of The voice of Ireland in The Helix KOBPIX
Eoghan Mc Dermott dances Kathryn Thomas during the Final of The voice of Ireland in The Helix KOBPIX
Eoghan Mc Dermott kisses Kathryn Thomas during the Final of The voice of Ireland in The Helix KOBPIX

The Voice of Ireland stars toasted the end of a long third series with a massive party in celeb haunt No 37.

The Diary can reveal how Bressie, Kian Egan and all the cast and crew decamped to the Dawson Street haunt for a raucous wrap party.

And RTE presenter Kathryn Thomas even had a dance-off with mentor Jamelia as they showed off their moves in the venue.

"The girls were both in great form and really got into the party spirit with an impromptu dancing session as they let their hair down," one source said.

"The rest of the gang were all cheering them on as they gave it socks. It's been a tough few weeks so it was the perfect opportunity for them all to blow off some steam."

Earlier in the night, viewers watched as Kathryn stole the show with more dancing as she performed a Swing dance with fellow presenter Eoghan McDermott.

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Eoghan McDermott gets up close and personal with Kathryn Thomas

He even planted a cheeky kiss on the attached star's mouth and referred to her as his "future wife", as her bemused boyfriend Padraig McLoughlin watched on.

Then it was on to the Dublin city centre bar for an old-fashioned knees-up to celebrate another successful series.

Owners of the popular bar closed off the entire venue to ensure more privacy for those involved in the hit RTE production.

Everyone headed there straight after filming ended at the Helix, which saw hot favourite Brendan McCahey crowned the winner of the ¿100,000 recording contract.

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Kathryn Thomas joined the crew in Dublin for the after-party

His delighted mentor Bressie said he was "so happy for him" in the wake of his victory, making it two in a row for the Mullingar man.

The former Blizzards star helped get everyone in the party mood when he took to the decks as guest DJ in No 37, while Jamelia sported her new stylish bob.

Bressie was joined by his long-term girlfriend Rozanna Purcell, who was still celebrating her own victory after winning a style gong at the VIP Awards.

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Both Bressie and Roz joined in on the celebrations

21-year-old Limerick native Kellie Lewis is currently studying music at UCC. Odds: 11/4
21-year-old Limerick native Kellie Lewis is currently studying music at UCC. Odds: 11/4
21-year-old Sligo woman Laura May Lenehan is a beauty therapist by day, and is currently an outside to win the show. Odds: 33/1
37-year-old Cavan native Brendan McCahey is the oldest of the final ten - and while he's a full time dad during the week, at weekends he plays with his wedding band. Odds : 11/8
22-year-old Galway girl Mariah Butler may currently be a coffee shop worker - but not for much longer if the bookies are to be believed, she's currently the favourite to win the show. Odds: 3/1
Dub Aisling Connolly left a hair dressing course to sing full time - not easy when she's also raising a two-year-old. Odds: 16/1
Donegal's Paddy Molloy could be the dark house for the win, taking the One Direction vote. The 22-year-old currently studies song writing. Odds: 25/1
24-year-old Cork native Jamie Stanton is currently a full time dad, however may have to put the nappy changing on hold if he proves victorious. Odds:11/4
Flamboyant Gavin Murray takes his unique style on stage with him. The 22-year-old interior design student is an outsider to take the prize. Odds: 25/1
Danica Holland has wowed the coaches with her strong vocals. She's currently a hotel worker, however her dream is to perform full time. Odds: 20/1
Jay Boland (21) failed to get in to Louis Walsh's new boyband, however could go one better and win the show. Odds: 10/3

The happy couple made sure not to overindulge though, given that they're both training for the half Iron-Man and the Cycle Against Suicide which started yesterday.

Kian Egan was there with his gorgeous wife Jodi Albert, who travelled down especially from their Sligo base to party with her hubbie.

This year's series has proved one of the most successful to date, with an average of 550,000 viewers tuning in every week with series four almost a dead cert.

(The Herald)

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