The Voice of Ireland returns for it's fourth season on Sunday January 4 on RTÉ One, but before they get to work, we caught up with the coaches to find out how they will be spending Christmas. 

The Voice of Ireland will return for a fourth series on Sunday January 4 with two new ladies joining the coaching panel who between them have 11 chart topping albums and 24 singles  - Una Foden and Rachel Stevens. Both pop stars have toured the world as part of chart topping bands The Saturdays and S Club 7. 

They will join our Voice of Ireland stalwarts, Kian Egan and Bressie on the spinning red chairs as each of the four coaches pick their top 14 acts to perform in the Battle stages.

Having picked two previous winners – Pat Byrne and Brendan McCahey, Bressie is looking for a winner by changing his game plan this year and he has decided to add more contemporary singers to his team.

Despite the fact Kian has yet to pick a winner, its clear contestants like his mentoring style. As it’s his fourth series, will all this experience mean he is in with a fighting chance this year? 

The Voice of Ireland, RTÉ One, Sunday January 4, 6.30pm