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Keith takes Voice title

Monday, 29th April, 2013 1:00am

Keith Hanley from Charleville has been crowned the Voice of Ireland 2013 after an intense showdown with Cork singers Shannon Murphy, Kelly McDonagh Mongan and Donegal man Shane McLaughlin.

Keith, 19, trumped the competition with a duet performance of 'Jigsaw' with Ryan Sheridan and a second solo performance of 'Beggin'', which is being released as his first single and is available to download on iTunes.

Keith, who was mentored by Jamelia, is a student of Early Childcare Studies at Mallow College of Further Education.

After winning the Voice of Ireland, Keith was overjoyed and tweeted to his 3,300 followers: “YES YES YES YES YES! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Thank you everybody :-) YES YES YES whoooohoooooooo. Love you ALL.”

Second place went to Kelly McDonagh Mongan from Fermoy, who was due to have her baby last Tuesday and performed with The Saturdays in a matching dresses and a huge bump.

Shane McLaughlin from Donegal came third for Team Kian and Castletownroche girl Shannon Murphy came in fourth place for Team Bressie.

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