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Updates for 26th April 2012

The Voice of Ireland Final
Sunday 29th April 2012 RTE One 6.30pm

Alexandra Burke to perform
Coaches perform with their acts

Months of anticipation, weeks of coaching, long days and nights of hard-work have all been leading to this - One Sunday in April that could change one of our contestants lives forever. For Jim, Vanessa, Richie and Pat being crowned "The Voice of Ireland" is the single most important goal in their life right now. A contract with Universal is what is at stake and none of the talents are taking this opportunity lightly.

During the week the acts had a chance to relax and open their homes to their mentors. Brian visited Richie in Waterford, Bressie joined Pat in Carlow, Sharon called to Vanessa in Waterford, Jim gave Kian a warm welcome in Tyrone.

The show will open with an exhilarating group performance from our acts who will also be joined on stage by their mentors - Kian Egan, Sharon Corr, Brian Kennedy and Bressie. Jim, Vanessa, Richie and Pat will then entertain us with their favourite song of the series, a nerve wracking choice as this is their final solo performance to convince the nation that they are the worthy winner. The acts will then close the show with another group performance as their coaches watch with pride.

XFactor winner Alexandra Burke will break the tension during the results show with an electrifying performance of her high octane new single ‘Let It Go’ taken from her forthcoming new album ‘Heartbreak On Hold’ which will be released on June 1st; her first album ‘Overcome’ went three times platinum in Ireland.

There is no room for error and everyone will be on top of their game - get ready for an intense final! For the first time the decision is solely in the hands of the public, don't let your favourite miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime - Get Voting!

Each of the 4 Voice of Ireland finalists have recorded the song they performed during the semi-final, and each single is now available for download from iTunes. Each download between 9pm on Sunday (22/04/12) and midnight next Saturday (28/04/12) will count as one vote for that act during next week's Voice of Ireland final (29/04/12). Each download from iTunes costs €1.29.

As usual, you will have the opportunity to vote for your favourite act(s) by call or text during the live final on Sunday, 29th April. Please tune into The Voice of Ireland from 6.30pm on RTÉ One for further voting details.

To Download Richie Hayes song 'One Voice' click here:
http://itunes.apple.com/ie/artist/richie-hayes/id521209878
Go Team Brian!!