On Friday it emerged that The Saturday's singer Una Foden would be joining The Voice of Ireland to replace former judge Dolores O'Riordan, and today it's been announced that Jamelia will be replaced by former S Club 7 member Rachel Stevens. So Irish acts can hope to reach for the stars, if they've never had a dream come true, because their ain't no party like a S Club Party... you know?
Blind auditions for the show will commence shortly while the show will air the beginning of January, with live shows commencing shortly after that. Una and Rachel will join judges Kian Egan and Bressie on the panel who are well accustomed to the whole set-up by now.
Rachel said of her new gig; “I’m a big fan of The Voice so I can’t wait to join the team of coaches on the Voice of Ireland this year. I’m sure it will be great fun, but most of all I’m looking forward to listening to the great vocal talent that Ireland has to offer each week and to securing a team of people who have excited me enough to make me push that button for them. When I turn my chair, it will be for someone really special who gets under my skin and I truly believe has what it takes to make it to the final."
John McHugh Head of Entertainment RTÉ said; “I am thrilled that Una Foden and Rachel Stevens have joined The Voice of Ireland and I know they’ll be an amazing addition to the show. Both Una and Rachel are talented artists with a string of hits and have the expertise to spot a star."
Fantastic. Sure they're two in a million really, aren't they?