No regrets as Gavin bows out of the Voice of Ireland

NAAS singer Gavin Kenny exited the Ireland’s Got Talent competition on RTE television last Sunday.

NAAS singer Gavin Kenny exited the Ireland’s Got Talent competition on RTE television last Sunday.

Gavin was among the two lowest performers on (Niall Breslin) Bressie’s team after the votes were counted at the end of the first public poll. And his fate was sealed when the former Leinster rugby player and judge, opted to save 21 year-old Jessica Pritzel from Stillorgan instead of Gavin.

Gavin told the Leader: “It was great experience. All of it was amazing from the production team to the contestants I met.”

If the 22 year-old from Oakglynn, Blessington Road, has a regret it’s that “I should have done a bigger song with more impact and it would have got more of my voice across but I was left with a performance song.”

The DIT student said he doesn’t blame Bressie for it “because I could see where he was coming from in the kind of act he wanted.”

Now Gavin intends to start gigging more frequently - locally and in Dublin.

“I’m not sure I’d go for something like this again. They made it as easy as possible and it gave me a great platform to start from but it’s tough.” He’s got a couple of thousand hits on Youtube and added: “it’s a great stepping stone for anybody interested in the music industry. Everybody has to go off the show at some stage and it was my turn now.”