Two Donegal artists will hope to battle it through the live rounds on ‘The Voice of Ireland’ this Sunday night. Both Downings singer, Shane McLoughlin and Burnfoot/Fahan’s Roisin Carlin have been chosen from thousands of other hopefuls to appear on the show that has been receiving top ratings this season.
Shane McLaughlin, who chose international artist Kian Egan as his mentor, is hoping that this Sunday night he and his Donegal friend Roisin will see it through to battle another day.
“The live battle begins this Sunday. I am nervous, I really just want to perform and get it over me. It is better to get it out of the way first rather than to sit there listening to echoes of other artists back stage and think to yourself that they did well or otherwise,” he said.
During the battles, Shane will have to impress the former Westlife star for a place in the live shows.
Roisin, who is being mentored by Jamelia, says she’s bowled over by the support from Donegal. “I’ve been in Dublin since Monday but I’ve heard about all the lovely things people are doing to support me back home. Massive thanks to everyone who is behind me. I really appreciate everything!”
The person with the most votes is safe. However, the mentor must chose which one of the final two contestants he or she wishes to keep.
Producers of the show have not given fixed numbers to competitors. Therefore, Donegal fans will have to tune into the show this Sunday at 6.30pm to cast their vote.
“We are not being allocated numbers this year. So, anyone who wants to vote has to tune in to save your Donegal artists, otherwise their number might be up,” Shane said jokingly.