Monday 23 September 2019

Una Foden insists there's no rivalry with Rachel Stevens as The Voice kicks off

Una Foden during a recording of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix
Una Foden during a recording of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix
Una Foden,Kian Egan with Rachel Stevens and Bressie during a recording of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix
Una Foden during a recording of The Voice of Ireland
Una Foden with Rachel Stevens during a recording of The Voice of Ireland
Una Foden,Kian Egan with Rachel Stevens and Bressie during a recording of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix.

They're the new coaches on the Voice of Ireland and they mean to impress. But Una Foden and Rachel Stevens insist there will be no fisty cuffs in the live shows.

"I don't think we'll come to blows. I come from The Saturdays where we're more like sisters and I already feel a bond like that starting to form with Rachel. We're all about girl power," Una told The Herald.

Una Foden,Kian Egan with Rachel Stevens and Bressie during a recording of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix
Una Foden,Kian Egan with Rachel Stevens and Bressie during a recording of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix

However, the same can't be said about their relationship with fellow coaches Bressie and Kian Egan.

"I'm sandwiched in between the two boys so I've got them both in each ear," Rachel laughed.

Una Foden with Rachel Stevens during a recording of The Voice of Ireland
Una Foden with Rachel Stevens during a recording of The Voice of Ireland

"It was like being the new kids at school on the first day but it's good to be thrown in at the deep end," she added.

The Saturday's star Una admitted that competition was fierce between the judges from the beginning.

Una Foden during a recording of The Voice of Ireland
Una Foden during a recording of The Voice of Ireland

"I think we both got really into it from really early doors and the first guy who auditioned was brilliant and so it got off to a great start and didn't really fall from there," she said.

Una is currently pregnant with her second child but insists it won't get in the way of the show.

"I'm in a really good stage of pregnancy at the moment, I've got lots of energy," she said. "I'm used to long days and the show is filmed in stints as well. There's the blind auditions and then there's nothing again until November and then there's actually nothing until after the baby is born.

"They get a lot of content in these few days, the blind auditions and the battles and we go away for a few days as well. Plus I'm used to working long hours."

The talent show is currently filming the blind auditions and will air in January.

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