Online applications are now open for the fourth series of RTÉ Television's The Voice of Ireland.

Filming will begin in the autumn, and singers aged over 18 can apply online at: www.rte.ie/thevoice by submitting an MP3 recording, video or Youtube clip, soundcloud or any digital format that showcases their voice. The closing date for applications is Sunday August 31.

The show's Executive Producer, Larry Bass said: "We look forward to putting together a great coach line-up for our Irish viewers as this series will be the biggest yet."