Thursday 14 December 2017

‘They don't feed us on The Voice and when I don't get fed I get really ratty!’ – Bressie backs down in bust-up with Una Foden

Bressie on The Voice of Ireland
Bressie on The Voice of Ireland
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Bressie has backed down in the face of Una Foden's wrath on The Voice of Ireland on Sunday night.

Una took umbrage with Bressie's comments on the battle between her acts Mags White and Nigel Connell.

Following their performance of Love Me Again, Bressie said, "It was a good arrangement of that song but it definitely suited [Mags] more Nigel.

"It's a male vocal really and it's in that particular register you can break your voice up and get raspy.

"That one one hand isn't massively fair when a singer can't sing in the register where they're strongest."

Speaking to Breakfast Republic on 2FM on Tuesday, Una said she was "so annoyed" because "he basically accused me of being unfair".  She said she "just couldn't let it go" and gets revenge on him next week."

Bressie appeared on the radio show on Wednesday morning to give his take on the blow-up.

"When it comes to the song I don't even remember saying that," he said.

Una Foden is not impressed by Bressie's comments
Una Foden is not impressed by Bressie's comments

"What happens on The Voice is they don't feed us, and then when I don't get fed I get really ratty.  They feed us twice a day and in the type of world I live in eating twice a day just doesn't work.

"And they give you Haribo and expect you to not get ratty.  At that point I'd consumed 3 or 4 packs of Haribo in a row so maybe it was the sugar and I just made something up really and she didn't take it very well to be fair to her."

Regarding the battle he added, "If you're giving a girl a bloke's song it can be difficult that she doesn't get to sing what she wants to sing but looking back at it it did work, and I'm not trying to be all PC. 

"But Una lost the plot to be fair.  That wasn't put on!  It's a good thing she's the furthest away from me because I thought I was getting a kick in the shin."

(L to R) Rachel Stevens, Bressie, Una Foden, Kathryn Thomas, Eoghan McDermott and Kian Egan
(L to R) Rachel Stevens, Bressie, Una Foden, Kathryn Thomas, Eoghan McDermott and Kian Egan

Bressie also revealed that his band The Blizzards are planning to release a new album.

They play the Indiependence (July 29-31) music festival and he revealed they may have other gigs in the pipeline.

"Our goal when we decided we were going to start playing together again wasn't a gig, it was to write a new album," he said.

"To be honest it was more us sitting in a room and going, do you know we really love to gig, that's what we love doing.  It's one thing writing an album if that's all you're doing but you need a release."

He added, "There might be a few more [gigs] coming but the priority is to write an album.  It's hard to do both."

He also said he's bringing the guyliner back.

"I think current musicians are being fare too conservative," he said.

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