Cranberries Singer Joins the Voice of Ireland
The lead singer, and only female, from 90s group The Cranberries has been named as the new mentor for the Voice of Ireland.
Delores O’Riordan will replace Sharon Corr, from the family group The Corrs, and join fellow mentors Kian Egan of Westlife fame, Jamelia and Bressie (Niall Beslin).
Delores formed The Cranberries in 1989, after a break in 2003 they reformed in 2009 and released 2012’s ‘Roses’. Whilst in the height of their fame, the group sold over 40 million albums worldwide and reached the Top 20 albums chart in the US four times. Their biggest chart topper was ‘No Need To Argue’ back in 1994 which reached number 2 in the UK and featured some of their greatest hits such as ‘Zombie’, ‘Dreaming My Dreams’ and ‘I Can’t Be With You’. In America the album sold over seven million copies and reached number one, whilst now a band would only have to clock up one-tenth of that figure to guarantee the top spot.
Larry Bass, CEO of Screentime ShinAwiL, the makers of 'The Voice Of Ireland' said the addition of Dolores to the panel was key to keeping the show fresh. “We are privileged to welcome Dolores into the 'The Voice' family. Having an international artist of Dolores O'Riordan's calibre is exciting,” he said. “It's great to be back in Ireland and to be taking part in one of Ireland's most popular TV shows,” Delores added to the Irish Independent. “I know a good voice when I hear one and I am out to find the best star in the country.”