Keith Hanley wins The Voice of Ireland
Cork teenager secures €100,000 recording contract
Voice of Ireland winner Keith Hanley celebrates with fellow contestants after hearing the final result last night. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien/KOBPIX
RTÉ’s talent contest The Voice of Ireland has been won by Cork teenager Keith Hanley.
Mentored by Jamelia, Mr Hanley won the public phone vote with his rendition of the Saturdays’ remix of Four Tops classic Beggin’ , having earlier teamed up with Ryan Sheridan for a duet of Sheridan’s hit Jigsaw . Mr Hanley said the news of his win is still sinking in.
“It’s slowly starting to register with me now. I don’t know when it will fully sink in. Even when I was looking at the papers today and reading about the show. It’s unbelievable,” he said.
“First off, I want to thank the amazing public for supporting me since day one. It’s just surreal.”
Mr Hanley’s final performance can be viewed here.
Mongan, an 18-year-old who is due to give birth shortly, took second place.
Last year’s winner, Pat Byrne has released three singles since his victory on the show.