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 www.tv3.ie/gottalent for more information. Or you can send a DVD or showreel of your act to:
5-7 WESTLAND SQUARE
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
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.
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!”
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.
Nothing leaves more of an impression on the judges than a sense of shock.
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.