The Voice is back!


After a hugely successful first series The Voice of Ireland is back! Series two is looking for new, undiscovered talent to be the next Voice of Ireland.

Four famous coaches who are at the top of their game in the music business will be competing to secure the best vocalists from across Ireland during the audition stages. The coaches will then mentor and guide their contestants through the competition hoping to steer one to victory as The Voice of Ireland.

Different to all other talent shows, The Voice looks for real vocal talent only. The first stage in the contest is the unique Blind Audition, where coaches hear contestants perform but don’t see them, meaning everyone is judged on vocal talent alone. Appearance, age and style don’t play a part – this competition is all about the Voice, not the looks!

The blind auditions are followed by the battle stages. At the battle stages each coach pits two of their contestants against each other and then chooses only one to make it through to the live shows. Our four coaches, together with their professional teams, will use their knowledge and experience to mentor their contestants to make the most of their talent and potential.

But ultimately only one person can emerge as The Voice of Ireland and win a recording contract with Universal Music.

To apply for the show, visit our website and fill in an application form. Applications close at midnight on Monday the 3rd of September 2012.

Auditions will take place

12th-15th September 2012 and

20th – 26th October 2012

Filming dates will take place across the 27th – 29th November 2012.

Live shows begin 17th March – 28th April 2013.

Please see the full terms and conditions of entry and eligibility on our website


Westlife’s Kian Egan and Sharon Corr Among Judges for RTÉ’s ‘The Voice of Ireland’

RTÉ and Screentime ShinAwil have announced the names of the four coaches who will join presenters Kathryn Thomas and Eoghan McDermott on The Voice.

Westlife’s Kian Egan, Sharon Corr, Brian Kennedy and former The Blizzards singer turned solo artist, Bressie will share their experience and knowledge of the Irish music industry with hopefuls who enter the competition.

Entrants will be in with a chance to win a recording contract with Universal Music but first they have to work their way through three stages in The Voice.

The first is a blind audition, the second is a singing battle and the final stage are the live performance shows.

During the blind auditions the mentors will be seated with their backs to the singers, and their decisions are based solely on the contestant’s voice.

If a coach is impressed by the voice, they push the ‘I Want You’ button and their chair turns to face the singer. If more than one coach pushes the button, the power shifts to the singer and they get to decide which coach they want to work with.