Evan into live stages of the Voice as Niall remains favourite

Evan Cotter performing on Sunday's Voice of Ireland
GARRYOWEN’S Evan Cotter battled his way through to the live stages of the Voice of Ireland on Sunday night, being picked by judge Una Foden after his performance of Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles.

GARRYOWEN’S Evan Cotter battled his way through to the live stages of the Voice of Ireland on Sunday night, being picked by judge Una Foden after his performance of Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles.

Evan joins Laura Enright and Niall O’Halloran in the live shows, starting next Sunday March 22.

Niall remains the bookies’ choice to win the overall competition and a recording contract with Universal.

Parteen man Niall O’Halloran - born and raised in Limerick city and who went to school in Ardscoil Ris - is currently 7/4 to win the TV series having initially been installed at 7/2 with bookmakers BoyleSports.

His nearest rival in the betting is another Team Una contestant, Kayleigh Cullinan, who is priced at 9/2. Bressie has been the winning coach for two out of the three series and his main challenger in the betting at present is Glin native, Laura Enright, who is currently priced at 8/1.

“Our traders are reporting continuous support for Niall O’Halloran and they are reporting that they are finding it difficult to hold onto his current price of 7/4,” said Liam Glynn, PR Executive at BoyleSports.

“With the Live Shows kicking off next week we are no doubt going to see plenty of movers in the coming weeks. John Sheehy, who beat friend Pat Fitz in the Battles, is also attracting support and is now 12/1 from 14/4 to be crowned the winner of the fourth series of The Voice Of Ireland.”

Meanwhile, the Crescent Shopping Centre will host the Muller Corner Red Chair Tour this Saturday from noon, with acoustic performances from the local trio plus Clare’s Sarah McTernan and Pat Fitz from Cork.