The Voice's Claire judges city talent gig

TALENTED songbird Claire O'Loughlin made it to the semi-finals of Voice Of Ireland, but now it's her turn to put aspiring singers through their paces after landing a gig as a judge for a city centre talent competition.

The blonde pal of Glenda Gilson has revealed how she will be taking centre stage at an event called Dragon Idol at the Dragon Pub which will run for two months until the ultimate victor is crowned.

"I'll be there as one of three head judges along with Paul Ryder and Sean Gilligan for eight weeks, it should be great craic," the 30-year-old said. "It started last Friday night, it was literally the best fun I've ever had and such a relief to be judging and not judged. It's me with two other judges and it runs for eight weeks."