There will be no musical chairs for the judges on the new season of The Voice of Ireland - Una Foden, Rachel Stevens, Bressie and Kian Egan have all confirmed they will be back for the fifth series of the show this January on RTÉ One.

The search for The Voice of Ireland will begin in mid-October with filming of the blind auditions, followed by the Battles in November, although viewers will have to wait until early January to catch the emerging talent.

There are only five days left for hopefuls to submit their audition and take to the stage at Dublin's Helix and be in with a chance of winning a record deal with Universal Ireland. Apply online at www.rte.ie/thevoice

Larry Bass of Screentime Shinawil, who produce the Voice of Ireland, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome back all four coaches to The Voice this season. The addition of Una and Rachel last year with Kian and Bressie in no small way led to our highest ratings in four years.

"I expect the boys will get even more competition from the girls now they have last year's experience to add to the glamour they both bring along with their expertise."