In the first live show in the current series of The Voice of Ireland on RTÉ One on Sunday night, coaches Bressie, Sharon Corr, Kian Egan and Jamelia each had to say goodbye to one singer from their team.

Sunday night's show saw three singers from each team perform. The coaches then awarded marks out of 10 and viewers' votes were added to these marks.

The artist from each team with the highest score automatically went through to the next stage, but the two remaining acts had to face their coaches - who then decided who they wanted to save.

For Team Jamelia, Róisín Carlin went through to the next stage with the highest score, while coach Jamelia chose to save Dylan Powell, sending Sophie Rishcar home.

Shane McLaughlin achieved the highest score on Team Kian, with coach Egan saving Andy MacUnfraidh and sending Daryl Phillips home.

On Team Bressie, Shannon Murphy had the highest score, and coach Bressie put Katy Anna Mohan through to the next stage, with Velvin Lamont going home.

Aoife McLoughlin had the highest score on Team Sharon, and coach Corr chose to save Mark Guildea over Dean Anthony.

On Sunday March 24 on RTÉ One at 6:30pm, 12 more finalists will sing for a place in the next stage of the competition.

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