Voice of Ireland mentor Kian Egan will not have a contestant in the final of the talent show on Sunday night next.
However, another Sligo star could have a big influence on the outcome. Sligo-born soprano Elaine Canning has been putting in long hours working with the contestants ahead of last Sunday’s semi final. Now only for contenders remain, Kieran McKillop, Sarah McTernan, Emma Humber and Patrick Donohue, and only one can emerge victorious this Sunday.
Mum-of-two Elaine, who now lives in Cork, has been travelling to Dublin to rehearse with the contestants throughout this season of The Voice of Ireland. She has not only been working with individual performers, but has also been helping out with the group songs. She has appeared on the Voice of Ireland TV show in a number of the back-stage and rehearsal vignettes.
Elaine studied under the guidance of Dr Veronica Dunne in Dublin and graduated with a BMus(Hons) Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in performance from the Royal College of Music in London.