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Updates for 4th March 2012

The Voice of Ireland
Live Finals Sunday 4th March 2012

Gavin Kenny and Ryan O'Shaughnessy eliminated from The Voice

The live shows kicked off tonight with Team Brian and Team Bressie going head to head in Dublin's Helix Theatre.

12 acts performed tonight with the top 4 from each team moving straight onto the next round decided by the public. It was then up to coaches Brian Kennedy and Bressie to decide the fate of their remaining acts.

The bottom 2 on Bressie's team were Jessica Pritzel and Gavin Kenny. Bressie Jessica to progress which means the end of the line for Gavin Kenny.

On Team Brian Sinead Fox and Ryan O'Shaughnessy were in the bottom 2 and Brian made the difficult decision of choosing between them picking Sinead to remain in the competition. Ryan sadly leaves the competition now.

Sunday 11th March will see finalists from Team Sharon and Team Kian battle to keep their place.

In an Irish television first, The Voice will step up its already successful online presence and integrate it into the live shows.

Kathryn Thomas was joined in the Helix by Eoghan McDermott who led the Engine Room discussing the latest tweets and Facebook comments with the acts after they performed.

The live shows will also feature guest performances from a mix of Irish and international artists.

Sunday 4th March 2012 - Performers and songs.

Alan Fitzsimons - Purple Rain (Brian)
Gari Deegan - The Tracks of my Tears (Bressie)
Sinead Fox - Shine Laura Izabor (Brian)
Kiera Byrne - Titamium (Bressie)
Richie Hayes - What about Me? (Brian)
Conor Quinn - Feeling Good (Bressie)
Ryan O'Shaughnessy - Baby Justin Bieber (Brian)
Gavin Kenny - Smooth - Santana (Bressie)
Claire O'loughlin - Unbreak My Heart (Brian)
Jessica Pritzel - Something (Bressie)
Brendan Keeley - Whole of the Moon (Brian)
Pat Byrne - You Do Something to Me.(Bressie)