BY SEÁN P. FEENY
THIS Sunday evening a young singer from Glen near Carrigart will be the first of two Donegal men to compete in the battles of this year’s The Voice Of Ireland on RTÉ One for a coveted place in the finals of the third series.
After tossing a coin to see whether to go with ‘Superstar’ judge Jamelia or Niall Breslin in the early stages of the blind auditions and ending up with the Mullingar man, 18-year-old Kedar Friis-Lawrence has a tough task ahead of him on Sunday battling Caoin Fitz.
21-year-old Dublin man Caoin made it through to the battles stages following his performance of Matt Corby’s Made of Stone. A student at the Rock School in Ballyfermot, Caoin performs regularly on the Dublin music scene with his band.
Bressie has made a very unusual choice of song for the battle between Kedar and Caoin who will be singing Kate Bush’s Number 1 hit, Wuthering Heights.
Kedar grew up in Kent, England, but has been living in Donegal for the past eight years. His mother Judi Friis owns a homeopathy clinic in Letterkenny, while his father lives in his native Denmark. He is a passionate musician with a love for jazz, classical music and pop, who writes his own material, can play piano and performs live regularly. Kedar is also a member of The Conwal Singers Choir and The Northwest Opera Society.
Whether it’s all his friends at St Eunan’s College, music societies, or his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club, Rilion Gracie Ireland in Letterkenny, Kedar has a lot of people back home in Donegal rooting for him so don’t miss this Sunday’s programme at 6.30, on RTE One.
Bernie McGuigan, (44), is originally from Mountcharles in Donegal. She works in a GP practice in Malahide village.