Bodyke woman Cristin Nolan has been eliminated from RTÉ talent show ‘The Voice of Ireland’ in the battle stages of the competition.
Country starlet, Nolan was paired with Galway resident Paul Taylor with both giving a well-received rendition of ‘Jackson’ originally performed by Johnny Cash and June Carter. Upon hearing of the song selection, Clare woman Cristin was very pleased “I’m very happy with the song, our voices complement each other”.
Mentor to the pair, Rachel Stevens was delighted with the chemistry between the duo in practices leading up to the big performance. “They’ve developed a lovely friendship and have an amazing connection with each other”.
All the mentors of the show were very impressed with both Cristin Nolan and Paul Taylor in the aftermath of their performance. Una Foden when pushed by host Kathryn Thomas admitted that she would send Clare’s Nolan through to the live shows of the competition.
Following the rendition of ‘Jackson’, Rachel Stevens was struggling to pick which singer to send through to the next stage. “I think you both deserve to go through”. In the end, she opted to send Galway busker Paul Taylor through.
Thirty three old songwriter Nolan was disheartened not to advance but admitted “I done everything that I could”. Prior to the performance, Cristin stated that her family would be “well proud” and they certainly were as she put in a fitting display to bring down the curtain of her time on the show.
Check out the Battle between Cristin and Paul below and the Bodyke woman’s Blind Audition cover of ‘Telescope’ by Hayden Panettiere.