End of the road for Erica
BAGENALSTOWN teenager Erica O'Hara reached the end of the road on RTE singing show The Voice at the weekend after losing out in The Battle round to another contestant.
The 19-year-old featured on the show on Sunday evening when she was paired another female singer Roisin Carlin.
Mentor Jamelia had to chose between the two after they both sang Seven Nation Army.
Despite losing, Erica, a media and music student at NUIM who works part time in Super Valu, said she had the time of her life and loved every minute of the experience.
'I have no shame in losing to Roisin, she was amazing.
'I knew I wasn't going to get through but I gave it my all anyways,' she said afterwards.
'Roisin has an awful lot more experience and confidence than me.
'When I auditioned I was this shy little girl who had never done anything like this before but now my confidence has just soared.'
Erica, who was cheered on by her parents Laura and James O'Hara, family and friends, said she was happy with her performance.
'The experience I got from the whole thing was great and the feeling on stage was unbelievable. I had the time of my life.'
Erica is a past pupil of Presentation de Salle and sang for two years with local band Halflight and is hoping for a career behind the small screen.