Westlife’s Kian Egan to be coach on ‘The Voice’07/10/2011 20:37
By Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor
WESTLIFE singer Kian Egan is to play a starring role on RTE’s new talent show.
The Irish Independent has learned that the 31-year old is to be a vocal coach on ‘The Voice Of Ireland‘ when it comes to TV screens early next year.
Programme sources have said that the star is perfect for the role as not only is he a member of one of the world’s biggest pop bands, but he also has experience of band management.
“Kian realised that the huge amount of experience he has in the music business could be of great use to any aspiring singer trying to get a break,” a programme insider said.
Until recently the Westlife vocalist was co-managing his wife Jodi Albert’s girlband Wonderland but the group split last month after being dropped by their record label.
The Irish Independent has also learned that Belfast born Brian Kennedy is to be another coach on the programme.
Egan and Kennedy will be joined by fellow coaches Sharon Corr and former Blizzards singer Niall Breslin aka Bressie.