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1 of 1 The Voice of Ireland - The Battles continue on this Sunday's show on RTÉ One at 6:30pm
The Voice of Ireland - The Battles continue on this Sunday's show on RTÉ One at 6:30pm

In the second week of Battles on The Voice of Ireland on RTÉ One on Sunday night, coaches Bressie, Sharon Corr, Kian Egan and Jamelia were faced with some tough choices when deciding which singers to bring with them to the live shows.

Bressie paired Andrew Mann and Eoghan Dixon Murphy for a duet on Matchbox 20's Push, and chose to bring the former to the live shows.

There was an agonising choice for Sharon Corr after hearing Stephen Hudson and Ciara Cox sing James Morrison's Broken Strings. She ultimately decided that Hudson was the stronger act to put through.

Kian Egan paired classmates Karl Sheridan and Niamh O'Neill on a cover of Bryan Adams and Mel C's When You're Gone, and felt that Sheridan had the best chance in the live shows.

In his other Battle, Bressie's acts Kirilee Dermot and Shannon Murphy sang Sinéad O'Connor's Mandinka, with Bressie choosing Murphy.

Gerard McLoughlin and Dean Anthony performed George Michael's Freedom for their coach Sharon Corr, who took Anthony through to the live shows.

The final duet was also the performance of the night as Jamelia's Niamh Armstrong and Keith Hanley sang Labrinth and Emeli Sandé's Underneath Your Beautiful. Admitting it was her most difficult decision to date, Jamelia said that Hanley was the singer she wanted to keep in the competition.

On this Sunday's show on RTÉ One at 6:30pm there will be six more battles: two for Jamelia and Sharon Corr and one apiece for Bressie and Kian Egan.

The live shows begin on Sunday March 17.

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