After four weeks of blind auditions, five BIMM Dublin students have been chosen to go forward to the next stage of The Voice of Ireland. Heather Stuart, Remy Naidoo, Kelly Hannon, Michelle Revins and Paddy Molloy all impressed the judges and will move on to the next part of the competition.
Heather was chosen by Bressi, who said of her performance of Red by Taylor Swift, that she had “an insane gift” and he felt that the “vocal was beautiful. Absolutely on the money.”
Both Remy and Kelly were chosen by Jamelia. Kelly performed Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia with Jamelia saying that it was “a solid performance” and that she was delighted to have her on her team. Remy auditioned with the song Feel So Close by Calvin Harris with the judges saying that “it was a beautiful performance” and that her voice was “unique and special”.
Michelle had to choose between Kian and Delores O’Riordan after her performance of Nine Inch Nails Hurt. Delores said she felt that her performance was “brilliant” and she felt like she had “pulled her heart out”. Kian said that she “conveyed [the emotion of the song] so well and that’s what singing is all about” and fought to get Michelle on his team despite saying that he was “obviously wasting his time” with more than one judge commenting that she clearly belonged on Delores’ team.
Former BIMM Dublin student Mariah Butler also advanced in the competition with her rendition of Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood. She caused a bit of fierce but friendly competition between judges Delores and Jamelia before eventually choosing Delores. But not before she asked both judges to explain why they were better than the other.
Paddy Molloy got chosen by Kian after his performance of Dreams by Fleetwood Mac, during which he accompanied himself on guitar. Both Bressi and Delores complimented him on his tone and performance, but Jamelia seemed to be more focused on his looks. You can see his full audition here.
There will be several more Blind Audition Shows before the show progresses to the battle shows, where the members of each judge’s team must face off to keep their place in the competition and progress to the live shows. Below you can see Paddy Molloy audition, the most recent BIMM Dublin student to join her classmates on The Voice of Ireland but click on the links in the article to watch the other performances.
The Voice of Ireland airs on Sundays on RTÉ One and you can catch up with the show on RTÉ Player