Kian shocked on The Voice of Ireland

Updated: 26 January 2013 10:10

This Sunday's The Voice of Ireland sees judge Kian Egan gets a shock when someone from his past turns up to sing on the show.

This Sunday's The Voice of Ireland sees judge Kian Egan gets a shock when someone from his past turns up to sing on the show.

Peter Smith - who appeared in Popstars: The Rivals and also toured with Westlife - comes on the show to audition and say hello to Kian.

Also, a brave contestant offers the show's first-ever original song, while another tries to defy the odds by turning up without a fully-functional voice, and Niamh Armstrong sings a gospel/jazz classic.

Niamh - sister of former Commitments star Andrew Strong - offers her interpretation of Billy Taylor's I Wish I Knew What it Was to be Free.

"It was really good I really enjoyed it," she says. "I do feel that the coaches missed out on some great talent though, some people who I thought were great didn't get picked. The team behind the show were fab, really enjoyed working with them."

Niamh also admits that she suffered from stage fright. "I was very, very nervous, but a bit of nerves is good in a way," she says.

"I was grand once I got into the second verse but really nervous for the first verse."

Tune in to see Niamh, Peter, and the other Voice of Ireland hopefuls in the next episode, airing on RTÉ One at 6:30pm tomorrow night, Sunday 27th January.