Eimear Quinn was the last artist to take victory for Ireland, in 1996, with “The Voice”. While some may see it as a re-release, Eimear is releasing a new orchestral version of her winning Eurovision Song Contest entry.
Some of you may have witnessed Eimear perform the new “The Voice”, in the Ziggo Dome, in Amsterdam last December – as part of “Het Grote Songfestivalfeest”. You can watch the performance below:
Eimear Quinn was asked how it was to record “The Voice” with a live orchestra, as well as the impact it had. She had the following to say:
“It absolutely impacts how I perform it! There’s an energy and drive to the song no matter what the line-up, but the sheer amount of human energy combined in an orchestra is something else. It takes the performance experience to another level, as we all collectively build towards the last final chord. It’s explosive! The particular orchestra in question is also full of many personal friends with whom I’ve had the privilege to work with for quite a while, so to record and release it is like a dream come true. It’s the first song from a full album of orchestral songs, so there’s lots more to come.”
Author: Richard Taylor