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Voice bosses should let Ryan do BGT - Bressie

VOICE coach Bressie wants the show's bosses to release reject Ryan O'Shaughnessy from his contract.

Former Fair City actor Ryan (19) was booted off The Voice but now has a chance to hit the big time on Britain's Got Talent.

However, his appearance on the live rounds of the Simon Cowell programme is in doubt because he agreed to be on call for The Voice Of Ireland.

The 19-year-old signed exclusive recording and touring agreements with Universal Music and The Voice when he got through to the live rounds of the RTE series.

But since then he has been shunned by RTE, only to get the thumbs-up in the UK.

But now Bressie has added his voice to appeals for those behind the show to make Ryan a one-off exception from their normal rules.


"It's an awful shame to hold him back, no one will benefit if that happens," Bressie told the Herald.

"He has a really good chance on that show, I think he could go far in the UK."

Skerries teen Ryan wowed British audiences with his rousing rendition of his own song No Name, written for school pal Katie Keegan (19).

"In an ideal world, Ryan could have sang his own stuff on The Voice -- his song was really good and very touching," Bressie added.

The coach added that the competition -- hosted by Kathryn Thomas -- is now getting really tense.

His contestants have enjoyed a break from the gruelling schedule for the past week but Bressie admits it's getting very close between the judges.

Earlier this week, Ryan told the Herald: "The semi finals are expected to start around the end of April, start of May, so we'll see if get in or not, I don't know yet, I'm still figuring it out."