Newbridge woman Tammy has the Voice so far

A NEWBRIDGE woman, Tammy Browne, has made it through the blind auditions of The Voice of Ireland talent competition, aired on RTE on Sunday night.

A NEWBRIDGE woman, Tammy Browne, has made it through the blind auditions of The Voice of Ireland talent competition, aired on RTE on Sunday night.

The well-known singer from Dara Park – pictured right – who is also a teacher at the Leah Moran Stage school, was chosen by former pop stars Sharon Corr and Kian Egan on the night. She is now in with a chance to fight for the title of the Voice of Ireland with Team Sharon.

“I got through,” said Tammy speaking to the Leinster Leader.

“Sharon and Kian both picked me and I was delighted but I chose to go with Sharon. I sang ‘Alone’ a 1980s ballad by Heart because I love that song. I was nervous when you are put in a situation like that it is nerve wracking. I wanted Sharon, she was always my first choice. I grew up listening to The Corrs.”

Tammy has been singing since the age of five in shows and local pantos, and has gigged from the age of 16 around the country. She is also no stranger to TV talent shows having made it to the live shows of You’re A Star in 2006.

“I was the first to be voted off,” she said. “So I am hoping to go right through this time. The pairings [where a singer is paired off with another to sing for their spot in the competition] have to be made next week and so I will have to wait and see what song they will give me. The live shows will go out from March 17 and I am hoping to get through. It is going to be a busy couple of weeks ahead.”

- Paula Campbell