“The Voice of Ireland” – Episode #3

January 20, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

Episode #3 of “The Voice of Ireland” is now over and it appears pretty clearly that, once again, Dolores’ team is possibly the strongest.

Dolores only turned her chair around twice this evening and managed to convince both John Hogan Jr. and Michelle Revins to join her team following their stunning performance. Have a look below:

John Hogan Jr – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

Michelle Revins – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

If John Hogan Jr. was unanimously applauded by the four coaches as well as the audience for his very original performance of one of his own song “Little Boy Blue”, Michelle Revins managed to catch Dolores & Kian’s attention with her dark and fascinating cover of “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails, which made our fav coach quite emotional.

Dolores even gave a special interview during the show to describe how moved she was by Michelle’s “raw” and “beautiful” performance.
She told the girl “I felt like you actually took your hand and you put it into my chest and you pulled my heart out […] it’s so hard to express that raw pain, but you did and it was just really beautiful, raw pain that you have to experience to be able to express“.

We do hope Michelle is going to make it as far as possible in the show as we, at Cranberries World, were lucky enough to attend her blind audition and were totally blown away by the emotion she conveyed.

To come back to Dolores, she was the trending topic of tonight’s show with everyone discussing her characteristic hand movements which led Kian to wonder whether she was casting spells or not.
Her style seems to fascinate everyone as much as the TV show launched a new expression to describe Dolores’ catchy moments: #Doloresisms and even made a video about that:

#Doloresisms – “The Voice of Ireland”

This comes as a confirmation that the new coach really is on her way to becoming the darling of the public.

Third solo album: 15 tracks done & ready to record…

January 13, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan

A new interview entitled “Dolores O’Riordan: I’m doing The Voice because my 16 year-old son suggested it” was published today by The Independent. And title says it all. It’s pretty clear that Dolores is having quite a good laugh while working on the show as she says she’s sharing great moments with Bressie and Kian.

More strikingly, the interview sheds a light on the progress of her work on a possible third solo album. Indeed, we learn that she’s already got a bunch of new tracks and is ready to go into the process of recording:

I’ve about 15 new track done and I’m probably going to head over to Los Angeles this month and see what’s on offer.
 

“The Voice of Ireland” – Episode #2

January 13, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

A late debriefing on last night’s second session of Blind Auditions.
Seems that the coaches are getting a little tougher as many more contestants left empty-handed on this second night of “The Voice of Ireland”. Six of them managed to have coaches turning their chair around though, among whom Pauric McLoughlin and Mariah Butler went to #TeamDolores. Have a look:

Pauric McLoughlin – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

Maria Butler – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

This week saw coaches fighting quite hard to convince candidates to pick them, especially for Mariah whose country vocals unanimously impressed the coaches (and the audience as well) with her rendition of Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats”. Dolores and Jamelia had to argue over who would be the best coach for her and who knew country music better so to show the young girl who was worthy of being her coach.

Mariah’s choice (who had initially told her friend she would like to join Team Jamelia) shows that Dolores keeps on imposing herself as the “talents magnet” of the show.
It appears that our favorite singer is also growing in popularity among the audience as she’s about to get the highest share of likes with her team on the official website.
Let’s all keep on supporting #TeamDolores

The Teams – Statistics

Last but not least, for those of you who’d like to attend some of the Live Shows in March & April, note that tickets are now on sale on The Helix website.

Focus on Kellie Lewis: Dolores’ reincarnation (?)

January 10, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

As you might know, last Sunday’s show saw Dolores O’Riordan convince three candidates of “The Voice of Ireland” to join her team: Kellie Lewis, Sean Sunderland and Thomas Kinney indeed chose our favorite singer to be their coach.

If the performance of the three of them was noticeably good, it seems Kelly Lewis is well on the road to become the favorite of the audience, according to the number of views she got with her stunning performance of “Running Up That Hill” (by Kate Bush) at her Blind Audition on YouTube.

Kellie Lewis – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

But that’s not all: it seems Kellie has managed to have Dolores be won over by her talent!
In the below RTÉ One interview at New Year’s Eve concert in Limerick a few days ago, Dolores was asked if she had found some talents and answered “there’s a Limerick girl, and she’s like my reincarnation” explaining that Kellie is really cool and actually got her inspiration from The Cranberries who she started to listen when she was 8.

Interview – NYE Concert 2013 (Limerick)

From her part, Kellie posted on Facebook a photo taken backstage during the Battles rehearsals featuring a very Rock n’ Roll Dolores with red highlights in her hair. Rock n’ Roll pose as well…

Kellie wrote: “On my 21st birthday, Dolores O’Riordan was coaching me through my battle song. She made my day so perfect, I actually got to spend my birthday with my musical idol. To top it off, Dolores gave me a pair of her own designer heels and a card, balloons the whole lot. There were tears and hugs! Thank you Queen D!  xxx

Dolores and Kellie – The number of the beast!

It really looks like these two are getting along well!

We strongly encourage you to follow this talented girl (especially if there are some Florence + The Machine fans among you cause she really reminds us of Ms Welch 😉 )  as she could well become the new Voice of Ireland.

“The Voice of Ireland” – Episode #1

January 6, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

The first session of the Blind Auditions is over and it’s pretty clear that Dolores O’ Riordan is a great addition to the show. The Irish Mirror, in an article entitled “Dolores is the real deal“, goes as far as saying that her Team is obviously going to win as her experience will enable her to accompany her talents the way everyone expect coaches to.

irishmirror.ie

One could easily notice by watching this first 1h30 series that Dolores is very picky, and most of the time she turns around the chair, she manages to have the contestant gravitate towards her without begging them to come to her team.

With 3 contestants #TeamDolores is now in pole position: Kellie, Thomas and Sean indeed chose our favourite singer as their coach. Watch their blind audition below:

Thomas Kinney – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

Kellie Lewis – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

Sean Sunderland – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

RTÉ announced some exclusive videos should be posted on their official YouTube channel in the upcoming days. Also, we strongly encourage to have a look at their Instagram account where they post backstage pictures of the show.

Feel free to let us know what you thought about this first episode and Dolores as a coach.
Note that you can also join us every Sunday on our Facebook page to discuss the show on live and share your feelings with other fans. Keep on supporting #TeamDolores by giving it a like on this page, she’s now doing better than #TeamJamelia

In the red chair during the show

Dolores during a pre-recorded interview for the show

“The Voice of Ireland” to premiere this Sunday

January 5, 2014  |  Comments Off on “The Voice of Ireland” to premiere this Sunday  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

This is the day!
Lot of things to say…

As you might all know now, the “Blind Auditions” of “The Voice of Ireland” which were recorded from October 18th to 20th will be broadcast on Irish TV “RTÉ ONE” tonight at 6:30 PM (Irish time) and every Sunday until February 9th.
The four following shows (Feb 16th to March 9th) will be dedicated to the “Battles” phase and 7 “Live Shows” will follow after that (March 16th to April 27th).

Numerous articles can be found on the internet and in the press announcing the return of the third seasons of the TV show, and it seems Dolores is likely to become the audience’s favourite coach.
The Sun wrote “newbie Dolores O’Riordan is already riling up her rival coaches — because she keeps landing the TOP acts“.

While Jamelia told Contactmusic that “Bressie Kian and I are a bit scared of Dolores” & Bressie explained “I am quite intimidated by her and her history“. Dolores indeed likes to remind other coaches during the show that she toured worldwide and sold 45 million records.

contactmusic.com

Digging articles on the Internet, we also learn that the presenter of the show, Kathryn Thomas, used to be such a fan of The Cranberries that she once asked her granny to drive to Dolores’ house in order to get a chance to catch a glimpse of the singer.
She adds “I was quite star-struck when I first met Dolores because I was such a big fan. But she’s lovely and such a sweet person […] Jamelia wasn’t intimidated at all and Kian had met her. So it was Bressie and me trying to play it cool around her“.

herald.ie

Also, some great photos appeared in the last days, most of them in HQ.
3 photos are for the official promo and 3 others were taken during a video interview to be seen possibly in tonight’s VOI episode.

Promo pic.1

Promo pic.2

Promo pic.3

Dolores interviewed for the show

Here’s a couple of photos that some CW team members took a few days ago in Dublin.
Those “The Voice of Ireland” billboards are EVERYWHERE in the city.
Great!

Billboard – The Voice of Ireland

Another billboard near Dublin’s Spire

Now watch the last video posted on the official YouTube of the TV show announcing the first day of the Series 3:

Backstage at the Blind Auditions – First day – “The Voice of Ireland”

And last but not least, we haven’t found any live stream to watch the show live outside of Ireland yet. If you do, please feel free to post the link as a comment because it seems we won’t be able to watch it on http://www.rte.ie/player/it/live/8/ without an Irish IP… but we trust it’ll be available to download as a torrent rather quickly after the broadcast. Also keep in mind that the TV show will post some exclusive videos on their YouTube every week!

… and don’t forget to support #teamdolores by giving it a like on this page!!!

Dolores in Limerick: interviews and rehearsal

January 1, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores in Limerick: interviews and rehearsal  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O' Riordan

During her time in Limerick Dolores did some interviews for Irish TV. Dolores spoke about her hometown and her participation in “The Voice Of Ireland” show which is going to be premiered on January 5, 2014

The first interview was recorded yesterday early afternoon and broadcast just a couple of hours after on RTE News. TV report also includes images of Dolores rehearsing with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Second interview was recorded later on the evening backstage at NYE show.

RTÉ News – TV report

Interview – Backstage at NYE Concert

Dolores rehearsing yesterday in Limerick with the ICO before the NYE concert

Happy New Year everyone!

Live from Limerick City of Culture’s New Year Eve

December 31, 2013  |  Comments Off on Live from Limerick City of Culture’s New Year Eve  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Hi there,
Here is what the NYE concert stage looks like. Pretty small place!
Photos are from yesterday evening when stage was still being built.

The stage is located on Merchant’s Quay, a place surrounded by Church, Cemetery and City Hall.
Great place for sure!
Dolores should play tonight at 9:00 PM and we will try our best to live tweet from the event.
Keep in mind the concert will be broadcast on Irish TV RTÉ at 10:15 PM and thus Dolores’ show won’t be broadcast live.

Dolores in the free magazine of the city simply entitled “Limerick”

Flyer

As you can see on flyer, the Limerick radio live95fm is partnership to the event so the show may be broadcast on this radio, just a possibility, no exact info about that right now.
More soon…

Dolores to perform with the Irish Chamber Orchestra tomorrow

December 30, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Dolores O’ Riordan will join the “Irish Chamber Orchestra” tomorrow December 31st for a special New Year’s Eve celebration in Limerick.


NYE poster (part of)

The Cranberries lead singer is set to play as part of the Limerick City of Culture 2014 celebrations. The show starts at 8:30 (Limerick time zone) and will be broadcast on Irish TV RTÉ. Dolores will perform some of The Cranberries greatest hits in an orchestra version. Quite exciting!

Fans still remember her exciting rendition of “Zombie” in 2011 with the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra or the swing version of “Linger” at Concerto di Natale in 2005.

“Zombie” with the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra – Warszawa 2011

Concerto di Natale to be broadcast this evening

December 24, 2013  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Remember that tonight is the broadcast of “Concerto di Natale” on TV.
The show was recorded last december 7th in Roma, Italy.
The show will be aired from 9:00 PM to midnight (local time) on Italian TV “Rai Due”.
For those of you who are not in Italy you may know that many international TV’s are partners with the event and they will broadcast the show as well.
Here is a complete list of the TV/Radio stations:

Foxtel – Australia
Phoenix Satellite TV – Hong Kong
OMNI Television – Canada
TV2 Norway – Norway
TVE – Spain
Via Film LTD – UK
Carlo Insert Ltd – Sri Lanka
ESB Educational – South Korea
VRT – Belgium
Eurokim – Bulgaria, Rep.Ceca, Romania, Croatia
Slovenska Televizna – Slovenia
RLT – Lituania
TVN – Poland
Cyprus Broadcasting – Cyprus
Tara TV – Ireland
KBC – Kenya
LBC – Lebanon
Mauritius Broadcasting – Mauritius
PT – Indosar Visual Mandiri – Indonesia

Check your TV guide for exact hours of broadcast!

And for those of you who don’t have access to any of those channels here is an internet link which should work for most of us worldwide:

Click HERE for Rai Due streaming (link no longer available)

Last, the CW team would like to wish all the readers and fans a Merry Christmas.

First teaser of “The Voice of Ireland”

December 24, 2013  |  Comments Off on First teaser of “The Voice of Ireland”  |  by Axl  |  The Voice of Ireland

A video teaser with Dolores has recently appeared on Irish TV RTÉ.

“The Voice of Ireland” – Teaser

Thanks to Henggo for noticing.

New Dolores interview by Barry Egan in The Independent

December 23, 2013  |  Comments Off on New Dolores interview by Barry Egan in The Independent  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Since her last interview with Barry Egan last november in which she confessed she was sexually abused as a child, Dolores have been entering a healing process which she explains in a new interview in The Independent entitled “Dolores O’Riordan: rock star and truth-seeker

Invited to join her in Roma, Italy three weeks ago where she performed at “Concerto di Natale”, Barry Egan thus discussed this relief with her:

It does feel good to have that off the shoulders.
You can dwell on negative stuff in the past too much and then you will never grow and you will never evolve and you never embrace the future, or life. So as soon as you can you have to learn to let it go and put it in that box or whatever.
I’m in a place of great happiness. I’ve never been happier or as calm or contented in my life.

Dolores also explains she decided not to go for a therapy as “sometimes that therapy erases the memory too much… erasing the ability to write.

In Roma where she performed for “Concerto di Natale” – Photo:  Alessandro Penso

The interviews then goes on with what has enabled her to move forward with her life, with a focus on her religious reawakening as well as on her family.
Indeed, she tells Barry how Don, her husband, has always been a great support for her, bringing her joie de vivre since they first met.

He is devoted to me and I am devoted to him.
I think he is very paternal. He really has a protective thing about him. I like that. I couldn’t really do the baby thing. You know the way some men like to be babied? And they want their wife to be their mother figure? I couldn’t do that.

A wonderful interview which enables us to understand how the Rock Star has finally managed to make a happy life for herself despite the hard roads she has travelled along.

The singer is now spending Christmas with her family in Canada and, as opposed to what was stated in the Concerto di Natale program, is not expecting any new baby but is looking forward to having grandbabies in a (near?) future.

Dolores was visiting the Vatican to meet the Pope – Photo: Alessandro Penso

The Battles of “The Voice of Ireland” in a nutshell

December 22, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

Better late than never, a few words on what happened last Sunday and Monday at “The Voice of Ireland”.

The coaches: Dolores, Kian, Bressie, Jamelia

According to fans who attended the shooting, it seems Dolores is still having fun taking part to this show. Although she’s the one giving candidates the most professional advices, she’s also doing many jokes which the audience seems to appreciate a lot.

Kathryn Thomas, the host of the show, told The Independent in an article entitled “Kathryn Thomas planning a family Christmas… but without her new squeeze, Padraig” that “[Dolores] loves the audience. She has had to be reminded of the rules of the show which is pretty funny“.

In another article entitled  “I’ve lost touch with The Voice winner Keith Hanley admits Jamelia“, another coach, Jamelia (who won competition last year), explained that Dolores was a great addition: “[she] is wicked. She is as mad as a box of frogs“.

As usual during the Battle phase, each team is mentored and developed by their coach plus an adviser. Dolores’ advisor is Fiachna Ó Braonáin from the band “Hothouse Flowers, a quite famous Irish band for whom The Cranberries opened shows in 1993.

Bressie, Fiachna Ó Braonáin (Dolores’ advisor), Dolores

3 coaches wand their advisors

Last but not least, from what fans reported, Dolores said that hopefully a third album would be released, though she stated she wouldn’t tour before 2015.

We strongly advice to watch the show which will air starting from January 6th on RTÉ One, every sunday 6:30 PM. Dolores really is as Rock n’ Roll at “The Voice of Ireland” as she can be on stage.
For those who can’t access to Irish TV’s, some videos will be available on the official website of the show: http://www.rte.ie/blogs/thevoice/videos/

Thanks to Cristy PS for the pics as well as Cranberries Greece

“Concerto di Natale”: photos & videos

December 11, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

“Concerto di Natale” posted on Facebook something like 900+ photos (some of them HQ) of the event.
Below a selection of some of the best ones featuring Dolores taken during rehearsals and backstage (in leather suit) then during the show (different suit).

Also to notice, Paolo from the website Cranberries Italia (cranberriesitalia.it) who attended the show posted his own review along with some beautiful photos which you can find at the bottom of this page. (link no longer available)

And last but not least, videos of Dolores’ performance are now available on YouTube, thanks to Irishsoul! (videos no longer available)

Ciao!

Dolores sang for the Pope tonight at “Concerto di Natale”

December 7, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Earlier tonight was the recording of “Concerto di Natale” in Roma, Italy which will be broadcast on Italian TV on december 24th. This is the 5th time Dolores O’ Riordan is coming to this show. Her previous appearances were in 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006.

This year Dolores sang 4 songs:

  • Letting Go (performed live for the 1st time ever & with different lyrics according to fan Schizophrenic Lu)
  • Silent Night (duet with Elisa Toffoli)
  • Away In A Manger
  • Happy Xmas, War Is Over (All Artists together as final)

“Silent Night”, “Away In A Manger” and “Happy Xmas, War Is Over” were already performed by Dolores at some other “Concerto di Natale” through the years, so we can’t wait to see what the 2013 versions sound like.

The new Pope, Pope Franciscus, was in the audience as he is spending his first Christmas in Vatican after being elected last March. Seeing a Pope at the show hasn’t happened in quite a long time as the last Pope, Pope Benedictus Sextus Decimus didn’t like the “Concerto di Natale” very much and we have to go back to Pope Ioannes Paulus II to see a Pope attending the event.
This time again, Dolores had a special audience with the Pontiff earlier this week. Let’s remember she met Pope Ioannes Paulus II in 2001 and 2002.

“Concerto di Natale” banner – Photo: Schizophrenic Lu

Dolores has arrived in Italy to perform at “Concerto di Natale”

December 4, 2013  |  Comments Off on Dolores has arrived in Italy to perform at “Concerto di Natale”  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Dolores was spotted in Italy today where she’s due to perform at “Concerto di Natale” this Saturday. The photo below was taken in Città del Vaticano (Vatican City).

Dolores in Vatican City (near Rome)

Dolores O’ Riordan to sing a duet at “Concerto di Natale”

November 28, 2013  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’ Riordan to sing a duet at “Concerto di Natale”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

The Italian singer Elisa Toffoli just announced on Twitter that she will be singing a duet with Dolores O’ Riordan in Roma for the “Concerto di Natale” this December 7th.

 

Elisa parteciperà al “Concerto di Natale” il 7 dicembre all’Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma. Vi segnaliamo il duetto con Dolores O’ Riordan

 

Translation: Elisa will be attending the “Concerto di Natale” on December 7th at Auditorium Conciliazione in Roma. We point out the duet with Dolores O ‘Riordan

 


Elisa Toffoli / Dolores

Thanks to Irishsoul and Fanberries for the news and picture.

The Burtons to return to Canada

November 16, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan

In an online article entitled “Cranberries star Dolores to linger in Canada”, the “Irish Daily Star” revealed that Dolores O’ Riordan and husband Don Burton were to come back to Canada.

As you might remember, the singer and her family had decided to move back to Ireland this summer and rented a house near Dublin for a trial period but it seems her children are homesick and want to go back to Toronto.

We can thus imagine that Dolores will probably not take part in the fourth series of The Voice of Ireland next year (2014-2015).

(The “Irish Daily Star” article is no longer available)


UPDATE – NOVEMBER 18

According to the Independent.ie article published today, the journalist Barry Egan confirms the Burton family has already left to Canada explaining that Dolores & Don, their children, as well as their two dogs took a plane last Tuesday. Dolores has already planned to be back in Dublin mid-December for The Voice Battles.

It was too built up for us. Too many people and cars and it felt like being in a box
[…]
We missed the wilderness. You get used to the great outdoors.
[…]
From my window at home in Canada with the heavy snow on the trees, I can see people fishing through the ice. Doesn’t that sound enticing?
[…]
I’m looking forward to peaceful silence at last!

Dolores O’ Riordan to headline New Year’s Eve concert in Limerick

November 14, 2013  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, Mono Band, The Cranberries

Limerick will definitely be the place to be in 2014!
The Irish city is indeed officially declared “National City of Culture” for the whole next year.

If you read Noel Hogan’s messages on Tumblr,  you may have already seen his recent posts about the “Limerick City of Culture 2014” and followed his collaborative production projects for the town.

And here comes the next step today, the Limerick Leader just announced that Dolores O’ Riordan will be performing at the first ever New Year’s Eve concert to take place in Limerick. Something quite obvious when we all know that The Cranberries are still the biggest hometown band to this day!

Immediate notice: why Dolores solo and not The Cranberries?
No answer to that yet, anyways…

If you’d like to go to the show, tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Friday) on Ticketmaster.
A crowd of up to 2,800 people will packed into Merchant’s Quay in front of City Hall for the ticket only gig.

Dolores will be joined by the Irish Chamber Orchestra for an “exclusive worldwide performance” to open Limerick’s stint as National City of Culture. Other artists are planned and names will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The show will be broadcast on Irish TV RTÉ.

BREAKING NEWS: Dolores sexually abused as a child

November 10, 2013  |  7 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan

As we all noticed recently, since Dolores O’ Riordan has been taking part to the reality television singing competition “The Voice of Ireland”, Irish medias keep on digging information about her.

After revealing that she was about to launch court action against Noel Hogan about two weeks ago, the Independent.ie (as well as Irish Mirror) shed a light today on her childhood in a most unexpected interview in which she confesses that she was sexually abused as a child.

The full interview will be available in a few hours this Sunday (it’s almost 3:00 AM Irish Time right now) in the Sunday Independent’s Life Magazine. The ePaper version can already be downloaded for €2.80


Dolores on the front cover of “LIFE”

This is obviously the first time Dolores explicitly mentions such a fact:
Even though she had already spoken about the trauma she suffered from during her relationship with Mike Mahoney, the abuse she recently spoke of “started when she was 8 and continued until she was 12“, which shows this has nothing to do with the physical violence her domineering boyfriend used to impose on her.

Regarding from what we understand of the song “In The Garden off the album “Are You Listening?” released in 2007, it seems that Dolores had tried to speak indirectly about what she calls her “little dirty secret” before. Indeed, back in 2007, some of us, fans, analysed the lyrics and suggested the following lines could refer to some of her childhood memories which pointed to such a possibility:

I see her playing in the garden
I was once like her, you did this to me
I don’t remember, when this offence begun
I don’t remember, I can’t undo what’s done

The theory could never be confirmed, even though the song “Skeleton” off the album “No Baggage” released in 2009 provided more clues with lines such as:

I tried to face it
I can’t erase it
So I must face it
I must embrace it
[…]
I have wasted my time
Dwelling in the shadows from the past
[…]
In the corner of the room
I tried to face it

It seems that Dolores has been pondering over what she considers as a “skeleton” a lot recently, hence the revelation that came today. Indeed, she explains she hadn’t seen her abuser for years until she saw him at the funeral of her father two years ago, which brought back the demons of the past as she was about to start a new tour. Dolores then emphasizes the depression she went through on the 2012 world tour, saying “I worried that I might not make it through it“, some facts that created a special atmosphere at these gigs that some of us, fans, could unfortunately feel.

By opening up to her fans via this interview, Dolores hopes that she’ll be released from this trauma, hence the necessity to speak about it and justify some of the songs she wrote in order to heal and move forward.

Dolores O’ Riordan working on a 3rd solo album, new clue!

November 8, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

A new homepage appeared today on the official website of the Concerto di Natale and it now includes a brief biography of Dolores. The big surprise comes from the very last line where it says she is “currently working on her long-awaited third solo album slated for 2014“.

Last month we reported the interview of Marco Mendoza where he revealed that he was working with Dolores and that there were some songs done but couldn’t really say if it was for an album, a movie or anything else. Cranberries World suggested that those songs could be for a 3rd solo album for the reasons we exposed (please re-read) and today this new small biography for the Concerto di Natale seems to go in our way even revealing that the album is for 2014!

Wait and see!


Dolores biography – Concerto di Natale’s website

Dolores O’Riordan , oltre ad essere un’artista solista acclamata dalla critica, è la cantante leader dei The Cranberries, band irlandese amata a livello internazionale. Con The Cranberries, O’Riordan ha raggiunto ottimi risultati come quattro album nella “Billboard top 20”, 8 singoli di successo mondiale, inclusi Linger e Dreams, e oltre 30 milioni di album venduti in tutto il mondo. Nel 2011, dopo oltre un decennio, la band è tornata sulle scene con Roses, il suo primo nuovo album studio. Da solista, O’Riordan ha pubblicato due album molto acclamati dalla critica, Are You Listening? (2007) e No Baggage (2009).  Inoltre è famosa per il suo contributo a colonne sonore cinematografiche, avendo collaborato tra l’altro con Angelo Badalamenti alla colonna sonora del film Evilenko. O’Riordan si è anche esibita numerose volte in Vaticano ed è madre di tre bambini. Al momento sta lavorando al suo atteso terzo album da solista, la cui uscita è prevista per il 2014

Thanks to Cranberries MEXICO for noticing!

Dolores O’ Riordan working on a 3rd solo album (?)

October 22, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Glide Magazine just published a long interview with Marco Mendoza where the guy declares to be working with Dolores O’ Riordan from The Cranberries on her possible 3rd new album. He says that he doesn’t know at this point if it’s going to be an album or not:

There’s some songs, some movie possibilities, a lot of things cooking in her world so we’re working on that right now

 

Macro Mendoza

For those of you who may not know Marco Mendoza, the Glide Magazine article is a very good start to have an idea as he is a musician that doesn’t stick to one singer or one band but has always been involved in many different music projects.
As for his collaboration with Dolores, the man already worked on her 2 solo albums and went on tour with her on the “Are You Listening Tour” in 2007 during which he was playing bass guitar.

No doubt that we can take the guy very seriously when he says he is working with Dolores.
Not to mention that right now our favourite singer just became a new judge at “The Voice of Ireland” so it all makes sense: indeed, mostly all coaches who took part to this TV show until now saw their popularity and career coming back in force and the music business naturally asked them to release something shortly after (usually when they reach the next season of the show). The Voice of Ireland may definitely be a marvellous way for a 3rd solo album.

Nevertheless we all have to be very careful with that news and we don’t have to expect too much yet as all those different projects are just at the start, but a good start what ‘ya think?

The Voice of Ireland’s Blind Auditions

October 20, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

As promised, here’s some news from the Blind Auditions of “The Voice of Ireland” TV show where Dolores just appeared as a coach for the first time this year.

Dolores’ seat

Some members of our team were on site and were quite surprised to see how easily Dolores plays the game, almost stealing the show from Kian Egan, one of the 4 original coaches and superstar of the show. She seems to be taking her role very seriously and is probably the most professional coach on the set, giving candidates technical advices, as well as entertaining everyone with numerous jokes. Looks like people in the audience have been enjoying her speeches as much as they often ended up encouraging candidates to choose her as their choach.

A candidate is singing

Dolores revealed during the show that she will sing at Concerto di Natale this winter in Italy.
More to come tomorrow…

Dolores in the press, first articles…

October 13, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

As we get closer to the first shootings of “The Voice of Ireland” which will take place on October 18th, 19th and 20th, numerous articles related to Dolores appear on the Irish Press. Her participation to the TV show will expose her to a new audience of young people who do not necessarily now much of The Cranberries career.

As a consequence, in the article entitled “Dolores is back in the limelight and bidding to find a new voice“, the Irish Independent decided to introduce the singer in a pretty harsh article which tends to emphasize the fact that The Cranberries’ worldwide success has a bitter-sweet taste for Irish people. Let us recall that the band didn’t play a single concert in their home country on their 32 dates European Roses Tour in 2012.

Let’s get prepared to read lots of similar articles in the following months.

independent.ie

Dolores to perform at “Concerto di Natale 2013” (2 UPDATES)

October 12, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan

As you might remember, Dolores was due to perform at “Concerto di Natale” in Italy last year but her name was taken off the official website (concertodinatale.it) at the last minute.

According to the RomaToday (romatoday.it), Dolores should be part of this year’s edition which will take place at the Auditorium Conciliazione in Roma.

romatoday.it – screen capture

As for the official website of Concerto di Natale nothing has changed yet and their homepage’s banner still does not include the name of Dolores.
Hopefully soon…

Homepage banner – Concerto di Natale’s website

Thanks to Irishsoul for the info.


UPDATE – OCTOBER 23

CONFIRMED. As reported 3 days ago (October 20th) in our news about The Voice, Dolores will sing at “Concerto di Natale”. It is now officially confirmed on the Facebook page of the event but not yet on their website! Probably just a question of time as nowadays only Facebook seems to count!

As usual the show will be pre-recorded (Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:00pm-10:30pm) for a later TV and Radio broadcast in Italy. All those who’d like to go can get tickets on the official website.


UPDATE – OCTOBER 31

Finally Dolores O’ Riordan appeared today on the official website… and it was worth the wait!
The homepage slides 2 brand new banners: one with all the artists’ names including Dolores’ and another one entirely dedicated to her. Have a look:

All artists banner – Concerto di Natale’s website

Dolores banner – Concerto di Natale’s website

The Cranberries Press