The bromance is over as pals Bressie and Kian clash on The Voice
The blind auditions may be coming to an end, but the battle is only starting to heat up between The Voice of Ireland coaches Bressie and Kian Egan.
Their on-air bromance came to a halt in last night's episode of the RTE series as viewers saw them exchange heated words.
After listening to an act perform on stage, Bressie claimed dad-of-one Kian could not take criticism without becoming defensive.
"Every taxi driver says, 'Will you give that Kian Egan a box?'"teased the former frontman of the Blizzards.
"You come at everyone with such bull and when we come at you, you get offended, so shut your face."
The coaches will pick their last act next week as the Blind Auditions close. They will then be pitted against one another in the Battle stages, which start on February 16.
There were regrets last night as Bressie and Kian, British star Jamelia and The Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan, failed to pick up quality hopefuls. Going into the next round of the RTE series, Kian has eight acts, while Dolores, Bressie and Jamelia have nine.
Among the singers to compete last night was Emma Walsh (25), who decided to try her luck on 'The Voice of Ireland' after becoming a mother - as it gave her confidence.
But after Kian insisted he was "not feeling" her performance, Galway native Emma retaliated by saying that she would have chosen Bressie over the Westlifer anyway.
Kian (33) did prove popular with Sligo singer Laura May Lenehan (21), however. Laura sang 'Wrecking Ball' and he was impressed.
"You've a fantastic voice and great range," he told her.
Paddy Molloy also gave it his best shot in the final Blind Audition. He got down to the final 20 of Louis Walsh's boyband selection, but was cut because at 22 he was too old.