New Barry Egan interview on music industry & The Voice

April 27, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Voice

Seems like Dolores O’Riordan doesn’t choose any journalist to speak about her old demons: Barry Egan just published a new interview of our favorite singer this morning in which the Limerick woman and her mother Eileen discussed the music business pressure Dolores had to handle in her career back in the 90s.


It’s one of the first interview of this kind, with Eileen explaining how worried she was for a daughter back then :
“I was very worried about her. She was unable to tell me or explain or communicate very well” adding that she once told a prominent music business executive “if anything happens to her, I will kill you.

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A quick report of The Voice of Ireland semi-final last weekend

April 23, 2014  |  Comments Off on A quick report of The Voice of Ireland semi-final last weekend  |  by Axl  |  The Voice

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Last weekend some members of the CW team went to The Voice of Ireland semi final.
It was quite an interesting show even if Dolores didn’t perform with her team as all other coaches did the weeks before. Of course, Kellie being the only one left in the team, it would have been reduced to duet instead of a team performance, but we were secretly hoping that the 2 girls would perform Zombie together, which would have been quite enjoyable, don’t you think? This didn’t happen anyway and it seems it won’t be happening either next Sunday as some unofficial sources mentioned Dolores should not be performing AT ALL on the show.


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Noel’s collaboration with Zerova… and other Noel news

March 22, 2014  |  Comments Off on Noel’s collaboration with Zerova… and other Noel news  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

As we reported in January, a few years ago Noel played guitar as a “guest guitarist” on a track by Polish band Zerova.

As it turns out, the track is actually called Józiu. It is the first single from Zerova’s album Gombrowicz which is going to be released this month.

Zerova is a Polish experimental music band “combining soft electronic sounds with a
variety of traditional instruments,” according to their bio on

You can watch full video for Józiu below:

Also, it looks like Noel is still working on his solo project(s). This is what he posted on his Tumblr page on March 18th:

Last week
It was a busy week, some of the new tracks came back from the vocalists. Really sounding great.
Went to LIT [Limerick Institute of Technology] for and gave a short lecture on Writing/recording.
New tracks for the City Of Culture album have been coming in, some very interesting stuff.”

Sources: Noel Hogan Production Facebook page, Noel Hogan’s Tumblr

The Voice of Ireland Battles: The Review

March 15, 2014  |  Comments Off on The Voice of Ireland Battles: The Review  |  by Jury  |  The Voice

The Battle stage of The Voice of Ireland is over and here’s our review of Team Dolores performances!
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“Zombie” is back on the US iTunes charts

March 15, 2014  |  Comments Off on “Zombie” is back on the US iTunes charts  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

The biggest Cranberries hit, Zombie, is back on the iTunes charts… thanks to the US version of the popular talent show The Voice!
On March 3 episode of The Voice, one of the contestants, Clarissa Serna, performed Zombie during the Blind Auditions. According to, she “prompted an elusive four-chair turn with her haunting, original take on The Cranberries’ Zombie. Clarissa definitely made a bold song choice — and her risk paid off! Adam [Levine] said her deliciously ’90s performance made him nostalgic and it appeared he wasn’t the only one. Each one of the judges wanted Clarissa on their team, but she ultimately decided to go with her “Latina soul sister” Shakira.”

As a result, Clarissa Serna’s performance put The Cranberries’ Zombie back on the iTunes charts, with the peak of #33 according to our reader Ben.

Huge thanks to Ben for the heads up!


Dolores to join Zucchero on stage in New York

February 20, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores to join Zucchero on stage in New York  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

It seems that Dolores O’Riordan will be joining Zucchero on stage in New York at the Madison Square Garden on April 23rd.

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The Voice of Ireland – Episode #6

February 10, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice

Tonight was the sixth and very last session of The Voice of Ireland’s Blind Auditions.
For this final round, coaches were expected to complete their team with at least 10 artists to go to the next stage.

With 9 candidates, one could thus think that Dolores wouldn’t hit the button much tonight, which is not what happened as coaches are actually allowed to go up to 12 artists if they want to. Hence the fact that our very favorite “talent magnet” fought twice during this show and managed to add 2 candidates to her team.

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The Voice of Ireland – Episode #4 and #5

February 3, 2014  |  Comments Off on The Voice of Ireland – Episode #4 and #5  |  by Camille  |  The Voice

Dear all,

Sincere apologies for the delay in debriefing last week episode #4 of The Voice of Ireland, we’ve been a little scarce lately and thought we should rather kill two birds with one stone tonight by reviewing the last two shows.

It’s fair to say that episodes #4 and #5 were rather centered on other coaches than Dolores  as she obviously had the most on her team with 8 talents following the third Blind Audition.
Our favorite singer thus didn’t spin her chair much recently, although she did manage to add one candidate to her team at both shows:

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The Voice of Ireland – Episode #3

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

Episode #3 of The Voice of Ireland is over and it appears pretty clearly that, once again, Dolores’ team is 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.

Indeed, 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 our favorite singer, Dolores 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 RTÉ launched a new expression to describe Dolores’ “catchy moments” : #Doloresisms
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 was published today, confirming that Dolores accepted to become a coach on the TV show The Voice Of Ireland only because her 16 year-old son, Taylor, suggested her to do so.

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

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 “unique” McLoughlin and Mariah  “country” Butler went to #TeamDolores.

As you might note, this week saw coaches fighting quite hard to convince the 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!!!

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 from The Voice: Dolores’ reincarnation?

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

As you might know, last Sunday 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 on the TV show.

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.

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The Voice of Ireland – Episode #1

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

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 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.


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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

As you might all know, guys, The Blind Auditions of The Voice of Ireland which were recorded from October 18th to 20th will be broadcast on RTÉ ONE this Sunday at 6:30 (Irish time) until February 9th. The four following shows (Feb 16th to March 9th) will then be dedicated to The Battles phase of the show, followed by 7 Live Shows (March 16th to April 27th).

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Dolores in Limerick: interviews and rehearsal photo

January 1, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores in Limerick: interviews and rehearsal photo  |  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 5th, 2014!

You can watch the interviews below:

Also there’s a nice picture of Dolores rehearsing with Irish chamber orchestra before the NYE concert in Limerick:


Happy New Year everyone!

Source:, RenovatioXX Youtube channel, Piotr Rajchembach

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