RTÉ Television confirmed today that new show The Voice of Ireland, will be airing next season.

The show, which will replace The All-Ireland Talent Show, will create a competition that celebrates the best voices in Ireland.

The Voice, which is judged by Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine in the US, is the freshest talent show taking the world by storm and has already been a huge hit in both Holland and the US.

Commissioned from Screentime Shinawil Productions for RTÉ Television, the series will air in the new season.

The talent search, will see celebrity coaches picking a team of singers without seeing what they look like first, thus basing their choice purely on the quality of their voice. The judges and their acts will then do battle against each other and enter the live final stages.

Those who make it through will be coached by top recording artists and the winner of the show will be offered a recording contract with Universal Music.

Steve Carson, Director of Programmes for RTÉ Television said, “We are delighted to be able to bring a stand-out new entertainment series to Irish audiences.

This show is all about giving expert advice and support to new Irish voices – with a guaranteed recording contract up for grabs.

We believe that it will tap into the rich tradition of superb vocalists for which Ireland is famous."

"The All Ireland Talent Show showcased a wide range of Irish talent over its three-year run, and attracted big audiences of all ages.”