Bookies' favourite Brendan McCahey crowned Voice of Ireland
Published 27/04/2014 | 21:06
Worthy winner Brendan McCahey scooped top place in this year's The Voice of Ireland final.
Through seventeen weeks of auditions, live performances and on-stage singing battles, Brendan has managed to impress all of the coaches - not least his mentor Bressie.
Brendan was the only contestant to receive a score of ten throughout the entire series (securing two 10s last week) and Kian Egan championed him as he went into tonight’s final.
Singing 'Can’t Judge A Book' by The Strypes, former Westlifer Kian told him: "Honestly for me you’re the winner. You have shown us there is a lot of undiscovered talent in this country, you are the best singer on this show in three years."
But it was mentor Bressie who dished out the best compliment of the night.
"The only thing Brendan hasn’t done is gangster rap. You are ready to record an album, you are that good," he said.
From Dolores Riordan's team, 'marvellous' Kellie Lewis took second place with her rendition of Kate Bush's track 'Running Up That Hill'.
"It would be awesome for the women to win. I was getting chills there, you definitely do have some magic, follow your dreams," Dolores told her.
In third place came Laura May Lenehan, performing 'Little Things' by One Direction.
"It has been absolutely brilliant I want to thank everyone who voted for me," she said.