Ireland’s Got Talent – Audition Advice

The “Got Talent” franchise is finally coming to Ireland.

TV3 are bringing Ireland’s Got Talent to our screens in January 2018.

It will be hosted by the fabulous Lucy Kennedy. She will be supported be a fantastic judging panel – Michelle Visage (yes, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Michelle Visage!), Denise Van Outen, Jason Byrne and Louis Walsh.

The winner of the show will receive a cash price of €50,000 and their own primetime Christmas special.

The show is already looking for applications. If you want to be considered, you can log on here for more information. Or you can send a DVD or showreel of your act to:


YOU MUST include your full name, DOB, Email address, contact telephone number and a description of your act.

If you make it to audition stage, below are some tips to help you out.

1. Be Confident (But Make Sure You Can Back Up Your Confidence)
It’s important to be confident. If you don’t believe in yourself, who will? However, if you say you are the best act out there, make sure you have the talent to back this up. Don’t say you’re better than The Spice Girls and then not be able to deliver (as was the case with the Singing Souls).

2. Be Original. Do You
Grace VanderWaal
Stand out from the crowd by being original. Just do you and let your talent shine through. That’s what 12 year old ukulele playing, singer, Grace VanderWall did on America’s Got Talent and she stole the audience’s and judges’ hearts.

3. Be Different
Different is good. Don’t be afraid to do something that no-one else is doing. Usually taking the risk pays off.

Stavros Flatley
Who would have thought if you mix a bit of Irish in with some Greek, you’d get one of the most feel good, hilarious acts that has ever come out of Britain’s Got Talent?! At the time, Simon Cowell commented, “Can I just say, this is one of my favourite dance acts ever!”

Light Balance
Ever since Diversity won season 2 of Britain’s Got Talent, many dance troupes have entered in the hope of emulating their success. The secret to their success is their diversity – they did something we hadn’t seen before. Another group that stand out because of their brilliance and difference was Light Balance.


4.Shock Them
Nothing leaves more of an impression on the judges than a sense of shock.

Susan Boyle
The judges had written Susan off as soon as she walked on the stage. When she opened her mouth, she blew everyone away and it could be said, that she is the most successful/memorable contestant to ever take part in this talent competition

Paddy & Nico
People scoffed and mocked when 80 year old Paddy walked onto stage with partner, Nico, who was almost half her age. No-one expected the duo, the mostly unlikely of dance partners, to be able to bust the moves they did.


5. Don’t Give the Judges Attitude
Even if your act isn’t great, sometimes the judges might take a shine to you and put you through anyway. However, talking back or giving them attitude is not going to help your case! As was the case with the Singing Souls (yes this post started and ended with them so maybe they were onto something? While they didn’t win, they received lots of attention. However is this the attention you want?) Where are they now? I’m not sure, hopefully being happy doing something else they love but not singing together anymore.




About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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