IT was a night of comebacks, glamour and heartbreak for four aspiring singers.
The second round of the Voice of Ireland kicked off last night, when 12 acts battled it out for a place in the next stage of the competition.
Each of the coaches – Jamelia, Kian Egan, Bressie and Dolores O'Riordan (inset) – watched as three of their acts performed.
The top scoring act from each team went straight through to the next round, leaving the mentors to decide from the remaining two acts on their team who to keep and who to drop.
Bressie said goodbye to his act Padraig Byrne, while Kian sent home Craig McMorrow and Dolores bid farewell to Peter Whitford.
The showdowns included performances by Aisling Connolly and Remy Naidoo, who are both on Jamelia's team and managed to make it through to the next round, with Martin McInerney exiting the show.
The night also saw a comeback performance from last year's winner Keith Hanley who sang his new single Gonna Dance, while Shane Filan also belted out his new single, Knee Deep In My Heart.