Trio of Limerick acts face off on the Voice of Ireland this Sunday

The bookies' favourite: Niall OHalloran, from Parteen but born and raised in Limerick city who attended school in Ardscoil Ris, will battle in the final stages of the Voice of Ireland on the RTE show this Sunday night, one of a trio of local contestants who will do so
THREE Limerick hopefuls remaining on the Voice of Ireland are set to battle it out on this Sunday’s show.

THREE Limerick hopefuls remaining on the Voice of Ireland are set to battle it out on this Sunday’s show.

The Battle stages are currently taking place on the popular RTE television show and Limerick’s Stuart Bond, from Murroe, Glin’s Laura Enright and Parteen man Niall O’Halloran - born and raised in Limerick city - are all in action.

The latter, who attended Ardscoil Ris and got a wildcard entry through RTE 2FM’s judges who deemed him worthy of a shot, remains a hot favourite with the bookies to win the overall prize of a recording contract with Universal.

First up on Sunday’s show is Stuart Bond from Murroe, a 37-year-old full time musician who is on former Westlife man Kian Egan’s team and will battle against Helena Bradley Bates from Wexford.

Guitar strummer Laura Enright, who was picked by former Blizzards frontman Bressie, will face off against Antrim’s Catherine Hughes on Sunday’s show, while 22 year old Niall is up against Kayleigh Cullinan on Una Foden’s team.

Garryowen’s Evan Cotter, who is also on Una’s team, will take part in the Battle stages next Sunday, March 15.

The goal for all contestants is to make it through to the live stage in Dublin’s Helix.

Fans of the hit show will be able to watch the finalists perform live, and sit in the spinning red chair, when the TV show goes on tour next month.

The Müller Corner Red Chair Tour, which organisers said was a huge success last year, will return again this year, featuring acoustic performances from finalists.

The show will call to the Crescent Shopping Centre on Saturday, March 21, with crowds to gather from noon to see the finalists perform in intimate settings, and get the opportunity to sit in the judge’s red chair.

The Voice round three airs this Sunday at 6.30pm.