Two Northern Irish singers have made it into the final of talent show The Voice after half of the hopefuls were axed from the competition.
Begley, who is visually impaired, looked delighted as she said: "All I can say is thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. For people to vote for me because of my singing is just the best feeling in the world."
The 27-year-old wowed judges with her rendition of Joan Osborne's One Of Us, but it was for the public to decide that they liked her above mentor Danny O'Donoghue's other act, Marl Michael, 27.
Saturday night's semi-final ended with Ash Morgan, Cleo Higgins and Joseph Apostol also learning they were going home.
Budding country singer Ward, 23, from Salford, said he was very "surprised" at getting through. "I never thought I'd have come this far," he added.
He beat coach Sir Tom Jones's other act, Apostol, 21, with the Welsh legend telling him: "I'm glad that I didn't have to make the decision tonight. It would have been a difficult one as they're both great singers and they're different from one another."
The 30-year-old, from Birmingham, said she had known she would be voted out. "I've had the best time," she said. "I knew I was going home. I'm so happy I'm leaving on a really good note."
The final of The Voice will be on BBC1 next Saturday.