After a hugely successful first series The Voice of Ireland is back and with it is Grammy nominee and Dundalk born singer songwriter Sharon Corr.
Sharon lost out to fellow judge Bressie last year when her final act Vanessa Whelan came third in the competition.
The first episode of the new series aired on Sunday evening at 6.30pm on RTE 1 and saw Sharon take to our television screens again on the search for Ireland’s next big star.
The Voice of Ireland will consist of three phases, The Blind Auditions, The Battles and The Live Shows.
So far we have only caught a glimpse of the first phase in which the four coaches compete with each other to choose teams of contestants through a blind audition process.
During these auditions the coaches will be seated with their backs to the singers, and their decisions are based solely on voice and not on looks.
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 their button, the power shifts to the singer and they get to decide which coach they will work with.
The 42 year old Dundalk singer-songwriter had a busy year last year as well as being a judge on ‘The Voice she travelled to Tanzania as part of Oxfam’s ‘Ending Poverty Starts With Women’ campaign, took part in the TV show ‘Masterpiece – Ireland’s Favourite Painting’ and performed at the Irish Pre-Oscars Show.
This year looks set to be no different as she has just announced dates for her ‘Dream of You’ Tour.