Thursday 18 January 2018

Una Foden's cousin fails to impress on The Voice of Ireland

Katelyn Molloy on The Voice of Ireland
Katelyn Molloy on The Voice of Ireland
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Knowing one of The Voice of Ireland coaches is no guarantee a contestant will get through the blind auditions.

It was a slightly awkward situation for coach Una Foden on Sunday night's show as her second cousin Katelyn Molloy, failed to prompt her, or the other coaches, to turn their chairs during her blind audition.

The Saturdays singer did not know Katelyn (20), from Galway, was auditioning and was clearly surprised to see her once they saw her after her performance.

Una told the judges they were related and Bressie said, "There were certain parts you fell down.  It wasn't blow away for me."

Kian added, "I am gutted for you and Una, great singer, but I was waiting for rthat moment to grab me."

Una encouraged her cousin to continue singing despite the Voice disappointment.

It was better news for Sean Byrne (21) from Navan, Co Meath, who managed to get all four coaches to turn with his take on Damien Rice's Coconut Skins.  He opted to join Team Bressie.

Also, Alex Sykes (28) from Belfast got to boot camp on X Factor in 2009 and sailed into the Battles on Team Rachel.

Kian bagged Mary Ward for his team.  Mary (25) from Waterford is a settled traveller and her rendition of Sam Cooke's Bring it on Home had Kian and Rachel turn.

Bressie, meanwhile, added 2fm Wild Car Nicky Wicks to his team.  All four coaches turned for his unique style.

Eimear Crealy (20) from Armagh is a classical singer.  Everyone except Kian turned for her and she chose to join Team Una. 

Ciara Freeman (24) joined Team Kian, but not before she quizzed the other coaches on why they didn't turn, and Alison Rush (20) is the last to make it through as she has Rachel and Bressie fight for her.  She chose Team Bressie.


It was the last blind audition of the series ahead of the Battles, which kick off next weekend.


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