‘The Voice’ and Eurovision seem to go hand in hand as many artists move between both. I guess it was Eimear Quinn who started that tradition with her winning entry in 1996.
More recently we have had A-Dal and Eurovision hopeful Viktor Király taking to ‘The Voice’ in the USA. However ‘Wait until the weekend comes’ and we will have another Eurovision singer grace ‘The Voice’ stage.
Yes this Sunday will see Irish Eurovision representative from 1985 Maria Christian (Maria Cuche married name) take to the stage in ‘The Voice’. You may remember that Maria spoke to us last year telling us of her hopes of returning to Eurovision (See Here). Obviously with RTE deciding on an Internal selection for 2016 with Nicky Byrne, Maria has taken to the stage in ‘The Voice’ in Ireland and this Sunday we will see her in her blind audition.
Maria who is 95% blind joked in interview saying
“The judges were blind and I was blind. I didn’t know what was going on but I needed to do it for myself. When I’m on stage singing, that’s when I’m free”
Will any of the 4 judges turn their chairs around for Maria on this Sunday’s show?
We hope so as she is bringing her own interpretation of Beyoncé’s hot ‘If I Were A Boy’ to the stage.
Maria brought Ireland to 6th place at the Eurovision song contest in 1985 when she was the opening act in Gothenburg – Sweeden. Her song ‘Wait Until The Weekend Comes’ is a firm favourite on the Eurovision circuit and was composed my Brendan Graham. He is the man who composed 2 Irish Eurovision winners – ‘Rock-n-Roll Kids’ (1994) and ‘The Voice’ (1996) and also the Josh Groban and Westlife hit song ‘You Raise Me Up’.
Fingers crossed for Maria!
Tune into ‘The Voice’ this Sunday on RTE to find out if Maria passes through the audition.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Independent.ie