NIALL O’Halloran remains a 2/1 favourite to win the Voice of Ireland after making it through the first live stage of the hit RTE show.
The Parteen man - born and raised in Limerick city and who went to school in Ardscoil Ris - made it into the quarter finals of the show after the second of the live knockouts on Sunday night.
The powerhouse vocalist, who is a member of Una Foden’s team, pipped Nicola Lynch and Chloe Wilders as the judge’s pick.
Despite criticism from fellow judges Bressie, Rachel Stevens and Kian Egan for what was deemed as the “wrong song choice” in Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do, Foden said of Niall: “Together we decided this was the best song. You are incredible.”
Unfortunately while there was success for Niall - who remains the bookies’ favourite - Limerick’s Laura Enright failed to make it through the live knockout stage.
The Glin singer put her own twist on Rihanna’s Four Five Seconds but ultimately Denise Morgan from Manchester was selected by Bressie to go through.
Garryowen’s Evan Cotter remains in the hunt and will appear on the Voice this coming Sunday, with the quarter final to air on April 12 and the ‘grand final’ show slated for April 26.