Tonight Monaghan’s Michael Lawson was crowned The Voice of Ireland champion for 2016.
Michael, who is mentor Bressie’s third winner, becomes the fifth male winner of the show. He beat off stiff competition from Sligo’s Kelesa Mulcahy from team Kian who was second, Meath’s Nigel Connell from team Una who was third and Dublin’s Laura O’ Connor from team Rachel who was fourth.
Mentor Bressie said earlier in the evening about Michael,
“People like you deserve to win because you are a natural talent and they don’t come along very often.”
Congratulations Michael and well done to all the finalists! 🙂
Michael’s version of 7 Years is now available for download on iTunes.
Tomorrow the next Voice of Ireland champ will be crowned with two women and two men left in the reckoning. Below is my verdict on the final four and who I think should be crowned champ 2016:
I have been for Nigel alongside Georgina who was on Bressie’s team from the start so Nigel is my winner. (And no, it isn’t because he’s Meath like me! But it’s a nice bonus! :-)) His vocals are effortless and he is so professional. His performance of Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight was brilliant in the semi-final. Me, Mum and Shar are rooting for him to win tomorrow. Go Nigel! 🙂
My second favourite in the final is Kelesa who is also very professional. She is very talented and would also be a worthy winner.
Michael doesn’t really sing the kind of music I listen to a lot so because of that I prefer Nigel and Kelesa’s performances but he does do what he does well.
Like Michael, I don’t really listen a lot to the music Laura sings so I look forward more to Nigel’s and Kelesa’s performances. But she did come back having been at the live shows before and that attitude is admirable and it paid off.