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The Voice of Ireland is an Irish reality talent show. The second series began airing on 6 January 2013 on RTÉ One. Bressie, Kian Egan and Sharon Corr return as coaches while Jamelia replaces Brian Kennedy, who left the show after the first series. This is the final series to feature Sharon Corr, who is being replaced by Dolores O'Riordan in the next series. Kathryn Thomas returns to present the main show, while Eoghan McDermott returns to co-present and Stephen Byrne covers the backstage V-Reporting. The winner of the second series was Keith Hanley from Team Jamelia.[1][2][3]

The Voice of Ireland
Season 2
Broadcast from6 January (2013-01-06) –
28 April 2013 (2013-04-28)
CoachesNiall Breslin
Kian Egan
Sharon Corr
Jamelia
Co-host(s)Kathryn Thomas
Eoghan McDermott (backstage)
BroadcasterRTÉ One
Winner
Keith Hanley
OriginCharleville, County Cork
Song"Beggin'"
CoachJamelia
Runner-up
Kelly Mongan
Chronology

Auditions for this series took place at the end of 2012. The Blind auditions took place on 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 October at The Helix. A change this season is that of, if a coach has a full team of 12, they are still able to press their button and state their case as to why the artist should pick them. The Battle Rounds took place on 28 and 29 November at The Helix. The live shows began on 17 March 2013 with the final taking place on 28 April.

Keith Hanley, mentored by Jamelia, won the series, while Kelly Mongan coming second, Shane McLaughlin coming third and Shannon Murphy coming fourth.

TeamsEdit

Color key
       Winner
       Runner-up
       Third place
       Fourth place
       Eliminated in the Live shows
       Eliminated in the Battles
       Withdrew
Coaches Top 49 artists
Jamelia
Sophie Rischar Jennifer Moore Roisín Carlin Dylan Powell Wayne Beatty Keith Hanley
Alexandra Miller Tommy McNulty Erica O'Hara Ben Tighe Barry Beatty Niamh Armstrong
Kian Egan
Daryl Phillips Karl Sheridan Andy Mac Unfraidh Ray Scully Shane McLaughlin Kelly Mongan
Derek Power Niamh O'Neill Joey McAleer Danielle Ward Philip Kennedy Jennifer Healy
Sharon Corr
Dean Anthony Stephen Hudson Mark Guildea Tammy Browne Aoife McLoughlin John Gaughan
Gerard McLoughlin Ciara Cox Gary Tighe Bob McQuaid Fiona McCourt Jennifer Lyons Mark McLaughlin
Bressie
Velvin Lamont Terri O'Reilly Andrew Mann Sinead O'Brien Katy Anna Mohan Shannon Murphy
James Sheridan Mairead Conlon Eoin Dixon Murphy David Merriman Michelle Cunningham Kirilee Dermot

Blind AuditionsEdit

The Blind auditions took place on 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 October at The Helix.[4] The coaches choose teams of artists through a blind audition process. Each coach has the length of the artists' performance to decide if they want that artist on their team. Should two or more coaches want the same artist, then the artist gets to choose their coach. Once the coaches have picked their team, they are to pit them against each other in the ultimate sing off; The Battles. A change this season is that of, if a coach has a full team of 12, they are still able to press their button and state their case as to why the artist should pick them.

Color key
   Coach hit his/her "I WANT YOU" button
     Artist defaulted to this coach's team
     Artist elected to join this coach's team
     Artist eliminated with no coach pressing his or her "I WANT YOU" button

Blind Auditions 1Edit

Order Artist Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Bressie Sharon Kian Jamelia
1 Keith Hanley "Listen"
2 Amy Cooney "Wings"
3 Roisín Carlin "Boyfriend"
4 Gary Tighe "The Wayfaring Stranger"
5 Allison Saul Bracken "Fallin'"
6 Dylan Powell "The House of the Rising Sun"
7 Fiona McCourt "Black and Gold"
8 Joey McAleer "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
9 Sharon Osigwe "Band of Gold"
10 Eimear Bradley "Black Heart"
11 Mark Guildea "Living for the City"
12 Michelle Cunningham "Read All About It (Part III)"
13 Sinead O'Brien "Rumour Has It"

Blind Auditions 2Edit

Order Artist Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Bressie Sharon Kian Jamelia
1 Gerard McLoughlin "So Sick"
2 Michael Barayuga "Billionaire"
3 Wayne Beatty "Wonderful World"
4 Barry Beatty "Ordinary People"
5 Aaron Deery "When Love Takes Over"
6 Ciara Cox "Cowboy Casanova"
7 Eimear Sheridan "Promise This"
8 Mairead Conlon "In the Ghetto"
9 Jonny Warren "Dancing in the Dark"
10 Terri O'Reilly "Diamonds"
11 Ray Scully "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
12 Kiera Dignam "Don't Let Go (Love)"
13 Jennifer Healy "I'll Be There"

Blind Auditions 3Edit

Order Artist Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Bressie Sharon Kian Jamelia
1 Ben Tighe "California Gurls"
2 Niamh Collins "You Oughta Know"
3 Andrew Mann "Payphone"
4 Roger Boyd "Blaze of Glory"
5 Kelly Mongan "I Have Nothing"
6 Jennifer Lyons "Skyscraper"
7 Tina Mulrooney "All I Want Is You"
8 Siobhan McKenna "Firework"
9 Shane McLaughlin "Fake"
10 Eoin Dixon Murphy "Grenade"
11 Darragh McGann "Too Late for Hallelujah"
12 Aoife McLoughlin "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)"
13 Karl Sheridan "The Blower's Daughter"

Blind Auditions 4Edit

Order Artist Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Bressie Sharon Kian Jamelia
1 Andy Mac Unfraidh "Somebody That I Used to Know"
2 Jennifer Fada Musa "How We Do (Party)"
3 Bob McQuaid "You Don't Know Me"
4 Gina McNulty "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
5 Mark McLaughlin "Free Fallin'"
6 Tommy McNulty "Blue Skies" (original song)
7 Kirilee Dermot "I'd Rather Go Blind"
8 Tolu Olatoye "Halo"
9 Niamh O'Neill "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)"
10 Thomas Kane-Byrne "Picking Up the Pieces"
11 David Merriman "Wicked Games"
12 Peter Smith "High and Dry"
13 Niamh Armstrong "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free"

Blind Auditions 5Edit

Order Artist Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Bressie Sharon Kian Jamelia
1 John Gaughan "Someone like You"
2 Jasmine Kavanagh "Blue Jeans"
3 Alexandra Miller "Skyfall"
4 Caithlin Mogatedi James "I'm Going Down"
5 Philip Kennedy "We Are Young"
6 Beena Day "Man in the Mirror"
7 Velvin Lamont "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"
8 Derek Power "Where the Streets Have No Name"
9 Jack Patrick Healy "Mr. Bojangles"
10 Jennifer Moore "Suitcase"
11 Patrick Lacken "Hero"
12 Dean Anthony "Red"
13 Sophie Rischar "Love on Top"

Blind Auditions 6Edit

Order Artist Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Bressie Sharon Kian Jamelia
1 James Sheridan "The Cave"
2 Alice Norwood "I Need a Dollar"
3 Danielle Ward "Last Request"
4 Jim Quinn "Jack & Diane"
5 Keith Doherty "Call Me Maybe"
6 Shannon Murphy "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
7 Dean Forrester "Unforgettable"
8 Erica O'Hara "Skinny Love"
9 Katy Anna Mohan "Spectrum (Say My Name)"
10 Stephen Hudson "Heart of Gold"
11 Tammy Browne "Alone"
12 Daryl Phillips "Drunk"

BattlesEdit

The Battle Rounds took place on 28 and 29 November at The Helix.[5] Each coach's artists performed at The Helix for The Battle Rounds. Each team of artists were mentored and developed by their coach. In this stage, two artists from the same team, battle against each other by singing the same song, with the coach choosing which artist to send through to the live shows.

Color key
       Artist won the Battle and advances to the Live shows
       Artist lost the Battle and was eliminated
       Artist withdrew from the competition
Coach Adviser Artists
Bressie Jerry Fish David Merriman James Sheridan Andrew Mann Kirilee Dermot Katy Anna Mohan Mairead Conlon
Sinead O'Brien Velvin Lamont Eoin Dixon Murphy Shannon Murphy Michelle Cunningham Terri O'Reilly
Sharon Corr Paul Walsh Bob McQuaid Ciara Cox Dean Anthony Aoife McLoughlin John Gaughan Gary Tighe
Tammy Browne Stephen Hudson Gerard McLoughlin Fiona McCourt Jennifer Lyons Mark McLaughlin Mark Guildea
Kian Egan Danny Jones Jennifer Healy Andy Mac Unfraidh Karl Sheridan Daryl Phillips Danielle Ward Philip Kennedy
Kelly Mongan Joey McAleer Niamh O'Neill Derek Power Ray Scully Shane McLaughlin
Jamelia Lemar Erica O'Hara Keith Hanley Ben Tighe Jennifer Moore Alexandra Miller Barry Beatty
Roisín Carlin Niamh Armstrong Dylan Powell Tommy McNulty Sophie Rischar Wayne Beatty

Battles 1Edit

Order Coach Winner Song Loser
1 Jamelia Roisín Carlin "Seven Nation Army" Erica O'Hara
2 Sharon Corr Tammy Browne "Summer Wine" Bob McQuaid
3 Kian Egan Kelly Mongan "Breakaway" Jennifer Healy
4 Bressie Sinead O'Brien "Little Talks" David Merriman
5 Kian Egan Andy Mac Unfraidh "Somewhere Only We Know" Joey McAleer
6 Bressie Velvin Lamont "Fortunate Son" James Sheridan

Battles 2Edit

Order Coach Winner Song Loser
1 Bressie Andrew Mann "Push" Eoin Dixon Murphy
2 Sharon Corr Stephen Hudson "Broken Strings" Ciara Cox
3 Kian Egan Karl Sheridan "When You're Gone" Niamh O'Neill
4 Bressie Shannon Murphy "Mandinka" Kirilee Dermot
5 Sharon Corr Dean Anthony "Freedom! '90" Gerard McLoughlin
6 Jamelia Keith Hanley "Beneath Your Beautiful" Niamh Armstrong

Battles 3Edit

Mark McLaughlin from Team Sharon withdrew from the competition due to an injury which left him incapable of singing. He and battle partner John Gaughan's original song choice was Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks". This left a vacancy for Sharon's tri-pairing which were Jennifer Lyons, Fiona McCourt and Aoife McLoughlin. It was then revealed that Lyons would replace McLaughlin and battle Gaughan. The song choice was changed to Bruno Mars' "Marry You".

Order Coach Winner Song Loser
1 Jamelia Dylan Powell "Numb" Ben Tighe
2 Sharon Corr Aoife McLoughlin "The Promise" Fiona McCourt
3 Bressie Katy Anna Mohan "Fall at Your Feet" Michelle Cunningham
4 Kian Egan Daryl Phillips "God Put a Smile upon Your Face" Derek Power
5 Sharon Corr John Gaughan "Marry You" Jennifer Lyons Mark McLaughlin
6 Jamelia Jennifer Moore "Can't Fight the Moonlight" Tommy McNulty

Battles 4Edit

Order Coach Winner Song Loser
1 Jamelia Sophie Rischar "Only Girl (In the World)" Alexandra Miller
2 Sharon Corr Mark Guildea "Gimme Some Lovin'" Gary Tighe
3 Kian Egan Ray Scully "Bring Me to Life" Danielle Ward
4 Bressie Terri O'Reilly "Ordinary World" Mairead Conlon
5 Kian Egan Shane McLaughlin "Drive By" Philip Kennedy
6 Jamelia Wayne Beatty "The Boy Is Mine" Barry Beatty

Live showsEdit

The live shows began on 17 March 2013. The remaining artists competed against each other in live TV broadcasts at The Helix, with the viewers helping decide who advances and who exits the competition. When the top 10 artists remain, the artists will compete against each other hoping to make it to the finale on 28 April. The winner of the show will become The Voice of Ireland and get offered a contract with Universal Music worth €100,000.[6]

Results summaryEdit

Color keys
Artist's info
       Artist from Team Bressie
       Artist from Team Jamelia
       Artist from Team Sharon
       Artist from Team Kian
Result details
Artist Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Top 10 Semi-Final Final
Keith Hanley Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Kelly Mongan Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-up
Shane McLaughlin Safe Wildcard Safe Safe Third place
Shannon Murphy Safe Wildcard Safe Safe Fourth place
John Gaughan Bottom two Safe Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Semi-final)
Katy Anna Mohan Bottom two Safe Safe Eliminated
Wayne Beatty Bottom two Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Top 10)
Ray Scully Bottom two Safe Eliminated
Aoife McLoughlin Safe Safe Eliminated
Sinead O'Brien Safe Safe Eliminated
Dylan Powell Bottom two Eliminated Eliminated (Week 4)
Tammy Browne Safe Eliminated
Andrew Mann Bressie's choice Eliminated
Roisín Carlin Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 3)
Andy Mac Unfraidh Bottom two Eliminated
Mark Guildea Bottom two Eliminated
Jennifer Moore Eliminated Eliminated (Week 2)
Karl Sheridan Eliminated
Stephen Hudson Eliminated
Terri O'Reilly Eliminated
Sophie Rischar Eliminated Eliminated (Week 1)
Daryl Phillips Eliminated
Dean Anthony Eliminated
Velvin Lamont Eliminated

Live show detailsEdit

Color key
       Artist was saved by the public's vote
       Artist was part of the bottom two in his/her team and saved by his/her coach
       Artist was saved by the public vote as a wildcard
       Artist was eliminated

Live Show 1 (17 March)Edit

Artists' performances on the first live show
Order Coach Artist Song Coaches' scores Result
Bressie Sharon Kian Jamelia Total
1 Jamelia Roisín Carlin "I Knew You Were Trouble" 6 7 6 8 27 Safe
2 Sophie Rischar "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" 8 6 7 9 30 Eliminated
3 Dylan Powell "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" 6 6 7 8 27 Jamelia's choice
4 Kian Egan Shane McLaughlin "Mr. Brightside" 6 6 7 7 26 Safe
5 Daryl Phillips "I Won't Give Up" 8 7 7 5 27 Eliminated
6 Andy Mac Unfraidh "Umbrella" 7 8 8 8 31 Kian's choice
7 Bressie Velvin Lamont "Jealous Guy" 8 6 6 8 28 Eliminated
8 Katy Anna Mohan "Enjoy the Silence" 8 7 7 8 30 Bressie's choice
9 Shannon Murphy "Ho Hey" 9 8 8 8 33 Safe
10 Sharon Corr Dean Anthony "With You" 8 8 6 6 28 Eliminated
11 Aoife McLoughlin "Stay" 7 8 8 7 30 Safe
12 Mark Guildea "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" 8 9 7 7 31 Sharon's choice
  • Three artists from each team performed with one from each team being eliminated
    • Each coach rated each artists performance out of ten
    • The public vote was combined with the coaches' scores
    • The artist from each team with the highest combined total was sent through to the next round
    • Each coach sent a second artist from their own team through to the next round

Live Show 2 (24 March)Edit

Artists' performances on the second live show
Order Coach Artist Song Coaches' scores Result
Bressie Sharon Kian Jamelia Total
1 Jamelia Wayne Beatty "Locked Out of Heaven" 9 8 8 8 33 Jamelia's choice
2 Jennifer Moore "The Climb" 7 7 8 8 30 Eliminated
3 Keith Hanley "Beggin'" 10 9 9 10 38 Safe
4 Kian Egan Ray Scully "Trouble" 7 7 8 8 30 Kian's choice
5 Kelly Mongan "A Moment Like This" 7 7 8 7 29 Safe
6 Karl Sheridan "Summertime" 9 9 8 8 34 Eliminated
7 Sharon Corr John Gaughan "Too Close" 8 9 7 8 32 Sharon's choice
8 Tammy Browne "Unfaithful" 7 8 7 7 29 Safe
9 Stephen Hudson "She's So High" 8 9 7 8 32 Eliminated
10 Bressie Terri O'Reilly "Shining Light" 8 7 8 8 31 Eliminated
11 Sinead O'Brien "Moon River" 7 6 7 6 26 Safe
12 Andrew Mann "Are You Gonna Go My Way" 9 8 8 9 34 Bressie's choice
  • Three artists from each team performed with one from each team being eliminated
    • Each coach rated each artists performance out of ten
    • The public vote was combined with the coaches' scores
    • The artist from each team with the highest combined total was sent through to the next round
    • Each coach sent a second artist from their own team through to the next round

Live Show 3 (31 March)Edit

Artists' performances on the third live show
Order Coach Artist Song Coaches' scores Result
Bressie Sharon Kian Jamelia Total
1 Bressie Shannon Murphy "You Shook Me All Night Long" 6 7 7 20 Wildcard vote
2 Sinead O'Brien "Let Her Go" 5 6 6 17 Through to Top 10
3 Sharon Corr John Gaughan "Lightning Bolt" 6 6 7 19 Through to Top 10
4 Mark Guildea "Army of Two" 5 5 5 15 Eliminated
5 Kian Egan Andy Mac Unfraidh "Dream On" 7 8 8 23 Eliminated
6 Ray Scully "Teardrop" 9 8 9 26 Through to Top 10
7 Jamelia Roisín Carlin "Tears Dry on Their Own" 6 5 5 16 Eliminated
8 Wayne Beatty "Closer" 8 8 8 24 Through to Top 10
  • Two artists performed on each team with one from each team being immediately sent through to the Top 10
    • Each artists' performance was rated out of ten by the three opposing coaches
    • The coaches did not rate their own artists
    • The coaches' scores were combined with the public vote
    • The artist in each team with the highest combined total were saved
  • Of the remaining four artists, one more was sent through to the Top 10 on a Wildcard
    • The artist with the highest combined total was saved

Live Show 4 (7 April)Edit

Artists' performances on the third live show
Order Coach Artist Song Coaches' scores Result
Bressie Sharon Kian Jamelia Total
1 Sharon Corr Tammy Browne "I Kissed a Girl" 6 6 7 19 Eliminated
2 Aoife McLoughlin "Girl on Fire" 7 8 7 22 Through to Top 10
3 Bressie Andrew Mann "Never Tear Us Apart" 9 7 7 23 Eliminated
4 Katy Anna Mohan "Starlight" 6 8 8 22 Through to Top 10
5 Kian Egan Shane McLaughlin "Valerie" 7 6 6 19 Wildcard vote
6 Kelly Mongan "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" 8 8 9 25 Through to Top 10
7 Jamelia Dylan Powell "Pompeii" 5 5 6 16 Eliminated
8 Keith Hanley "Shackles (Praise You)" 9 8 8 25 Through to Top 10
  • Two artists performed on each team with one from each team being immediately sent through to the Top 10
    • Each artists' performance was rated out of ten by the three opposing coaches
    • The coaches did not rate their own artists
    • The coaches' scores were combined with the public vote
    • The artist in each team with the highest combined total were saved
  • Of the remaining four artists, one more was sent through to the Top 10 on a Wildcard
    • The artist with the highest combined total was saved

Top 10 (14 April)Edit

Artists' performances on the first live show
Order Coach Artist Song Coaches' scores Result
Bressie Sharon Kian Jamelia Total
1 Kian Egan Ray Scully "I Will Wait" 7 7 8 22 Eliminated
2 Kelly Mongan "Clown" 8 8 8 24 Safe
3 Shane McLaughlin "Wherever You Will Go" 6 6 5 17 Safe
4 Sharon Corr Aoife McLoughlin "Paint It, Black" 6 6 8 20 Eliminated
5 John Gaughan "When I Was Your Man" 10 9 9 28 Safe
6 Jamelia Wayne Beatty "Take a Bow" 8 7 7 22 Eliminated
7 Keith Hanley "Get Here" 8 7 8 23 Safe
8 Bressie Shannon Murphy "Try" 7 7 7 21 Safe
9 Katy Anna Mohan "You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart" 8 8 8 24 Safe
10 Sinead O'Brien "Reach Out I'll Be There" 7 7 8 22 Eliminated
  • Each artist was scored by their three opposing coaches out of ten.
  • The coaches' scores were then combined with the public vote.
  • The four artists with the lowest combined total (irrespective of which team they were part of) were eliminated.

Semi-final (21 April)Edit

Artists' performances on the Semi-final live show
Order Coach Artist Song Coaches' scores Result
Bressie Sharon Kian Jamelia Total
1 Kian Egan Shane McLaughlin "Pour Some Sugar on Me" 8 8 6 22 Safe
2 Bressie Shannon Murphy "High Hopes" 8 9 7 24 Safe
3 Bressie Katy Anna Mohan "She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)" 8 8 8 24 Eliminated
4 Kian Egan Kelly Mongan "Angel" 7 6 7 20 Safe
5 Sharon Corr John Gaughan "Cannonball" 8 7 8 23 Eliminated
6 Jamelia Keith Hanley "Crazy" 8 7 7 22 Safe

Final (28 April)Edit

Artists' performances on the final
Order Coach Artist First song Second song Result
1 Bressie Shannon Murphy "We Should Be Lovers" (with Paul Walsh) "Ho Hey" Fourth place
2 Kian Egan Kelly Mongan "Perfect" (with Una Healy) "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" Runner-up
3 Kian Egan Shane McLaughlin "Brewing Up a Storm" (with Steve Wall) "Fake" Third place
4 Jamelia Keith Hanley "Jigsaw" (with Ryan Sheridan) "Beggin'" Winner

RatingsEdit

# Episode Air date Official RTÉ One rating
1 Blind Auditions 1 6 January 2013 605,000
2 Blind Auditions 2 13 January 2013 660,000
3 Blind Auditions 3 20 January 2013 729,000
4 Blind Auditions 4 27 January 2013 677,000
5 Blind Auditions 5 3 February 2013
6 Blind Auditions 6 10 February 2013 714,000
7 The Battles 1 17 February 2013 742,700
8 The Battles 2 24 February 2013 639,000
9 The Battles 3 3 March 2013 697,000
10 The Battles 4 10 March 2013
11 Live Show 1 17 March 2013
12 Live Show 2 24 March 2013
13 Live Show 3 31 March 2013
14 Live Show 4 7 April 2013 608,000
15 Live Show 5 14 April 2013
16 Semi-final 21 April 2013
17 Final 28 April 2013

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Keith Hanley wins The Voice of Ireland". RTÉ News. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  2. ^ "KEITH HANLEY CROWNED THE VOICE OF IRELAND". Hotpress. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Sealed with a kiss! Kathryn gets a Hollywood smooch from co-host on The Voice". Irish Independent. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  4. ^ RTÉ News http://www.rte.ie/blogs/thevoice/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 October 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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