Relieved Keeley over ‘the moon’

STILL reeling from the excitement of Sunday night, Tullamore’s Brendan Keeley has vowed to give it his all when he takes to the stage again on March 18 for his next performance on the ‘The Voice of Ireland’ singing competition.

STILL reeling from the excitement of Sunday night, Tullamore’s Brendan Keeley has vowed to give it his all when he takes to the stage again on March 18 for his next performance on the ‘The Voice of Ireland’ singing competition.

Looking comfortable and relaxed on stage, the performer blew viewers away with a fantastic version of the Waterboys classic ‘You Saw the Whole of the Moon’

Following a tense wait to hear the results of the audience’s votes, Brendan was chosen as the second contestant from team Brian to go through to competition’s next stages.

Beaming, Brendan was absolutely delighted with his performance. “I was so relieved to have gotten through. I didn’t mind standing there and singing but it was when we were waiting for them to announce the next person to go through. I was so relieved to have gotten through so early. It was fantastic.”

The 51 year old is already looking forward to his next trip on stage in a fortnight’s time. “I have a great song. Obviously, I can’t tell you what it is but it is great.” From talking to Brendan, people can definitely expect another brilliant performance as he has promised he is going to give it his very best.

Talking about backstage, the Tullamore singer said that it was a long wait for the performers, who had a full day’s rehearsal on Saturday and Sunday in preparation for the Sunday night gig. However, Brendan said that this is where his experience stood to him because he didn’t mind the waiting around.

Even the coaches’ comments about Brendan’s performance were some of the most positive he has received since he secured his place on Team Brian in the blind auditions and made his way through the battle stages a couple of weeks ago. Sharon Corr, enthused, “It was a joy to watch you. So clearly you love singing because of that we love watching you singing. You are great to watch. A true professional. I loved the song choice.”

Kian Egan said he was delighted to hear him singing a song like that after he voiced some concerns about Brendan’s previous performance of ‘Dirty olde Town’ in the battle stages of the competition.

“You know I wasn’t a fan of the last song choice because we didn’t get to hear you sing, like you just sang. That is what I was saying in the battle show. You came out here. You rocked it. You know loved it. Loved the earring. It is great to see you there. You deserve to be up there. we want to hear some of the hits you had a few years. I love to hear you sing some of the old hits.”

Brendan admitted he was delighted with the comments. “I even thanked Kian afterwards for his,” he said, pointing out that it was lovely to hear the Westlife superstar say that he would like to hear Brendan perform some of his own hits.

However, the singer knows that he is facing some stiff competition from the other contestants and mentioned Pat Byrne, Colm Quinn and Richie to name but a few who he feels will do well in the forthcoming weeks. And, singers from teams Sharon and Kian have yet to take to the stage next weekend.