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  • The Voice UK (series 8)


    The Voice UK is a British television music competition to find new signing talent. The eighth series will begin airing on 5 January 2019, presented by Emma Willis on ITV. will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Tom Jones and Olly Murs return for their eighth, third, seventh and second series, respectively. Also, this is only the second series to have all four returning coaches since series 2 (at least 1 coach did not return since series 3.)

  • The Voice of Ireland (series 4)


    The Voice of Ireland is an Irish reality talent show. The fourth series of the programme premiered on 4 January 2015 on RTÉ One and concluded on 26 April, similar to previous seasons. Kathryn Thomas returned as main host, while her colleague Eoghan McDermott remained the show's co-host. Television personalities Bressie and Kian Egan both returned as coaches, while The Saturdays singer Una Healy and S Club 7 star Rachel Stevens filled the remaining two positions. Screentime Shinawil Productions continued to produce the talent programme. Patrick Donoghue was crowned the winner on April 26, 2015, with his version of Jessie J's Mama Knows Best, which was later released on iTunes. He was coached by The Saturdays singer Una Healy. After winning the recording contract with Universal, Donoghue decided to change his stage name to Patrick James as he found it represented him more as an artist.

  • The Voice of Ireland


    The Voice of Ireland was the Irish edition of the international TV franchise The Voice, a reality singing competition created by media tycoon John de Mol. The first series began airing from 8 January 2012 on RTÉ One. The coaches originally were Bressie, Sharon Corr, Kian Egan and Brian Kennedy. Kennedy left after the first series and was replaced by Jamelia. After the second series, Corr quit the show owing to other commitments and was replaced by Dolores O'Riordan. Following series 3, Dolores and Jamelia quit. The coaches for series 4 were Bressie, Una Foden, Kian Egan and Rachel Stevens. The show was hosted by Kathryn Thomas and co-hosted by Eoghan McDermott, who also presented backstage show The Voice After Party in Series 3. The series was part of The Voice franchise and was based on a similar competition format in the Netherlands entitled The Voice of Holland. The show replaced The All Ireland Talent Show. One of the important premises of the show is the quality of the singing talent. Four coaches, themselves popular performing artists, train the talents in their group and occasionally perform with them. Talents are selected in blind auditions, where the coaches cannot see, but only hear the auditioner. The TV show "blind" auditions were held at the Helix, and were broadcast for the first five weeks of the series. The Battle Phase was broadcast over three weeks from the second week of February to the last week of February each year. The winner of the show is offered a recording contract with Universal Music Ireland worth €100,000. The current and final holder of the crown The Voice of Ireland is the series 5 champion, Michael Lawson. On 3 August 2016, it was announced that the show was going to be replaced by an Irish version of Strictly Come Dancing.

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