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The Voice Of Ireland

The Voice of Ireland returns for a third season on Sunday 5th January on RTÉ One

RTÉ's smash hit show, The Voice of Ireland, returns to our screens in January 2014 with a new addition to the panel and a raft of exciting new talent.

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, Jamelia, King of the Jungle Kian Egan and Bressie will be taking their positions in the spinning red chairs ready to hear the best talent Ireland has to offer. And if more than one chair turns, our coaches are willing to do whatever it takes to win!

Each coach will pick their perfect ten acts in the Blind auditions and pit them against each other in the Battle stages. They must then make the decision which of the two they will take through to the Live Shows. But they won't have to make that decision on their own.

Helping Dolores make her decision will be Hothouse Flower Fiachna O'Braonain, Fiachna has toured the world as bass player with the Flowers and has nearly 30 years' experience in the music industry. In Bressie's corner is Sarah Harding, as one fifth of Girl's Aloud, Sarah has a wealth of experience to offer budding stars on Team Bressie. Jamelia has asked friend Courtney from girl band Stooshie to help her decide on Team Jamelia. Voice fans will have seen Stooshie perform during the live shows last series. And Kian Egan has asked X Factor winner Matt Cardle to join him for the Battles. Matt has been there done that, so will be able to advise Kian's team how to approach their performances.

6 Blind auditions Sunday 5th January - 9th February 2104

4 Battle auditions Sunday 16th February - 16th March

7 Live shows Sunday 16th March - 27th April

Contestants will audition in the Blind stages, Battle against each other in the Battle Stages and finally take to the live stage in Dublin's Helix for a chance to win a recording contract with Universal.

Last series' winner Keith Hanley has just finished recording his album which will be released in November.

Coaches: Kian Egan, Dolores O'Riordan, Bressie and Jamelia

Presented by: Kathryn Thomas and Eoghan McDermot

The Voice Of Ireland
  • RTÉ One, Sunday, 6.30pm