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Una Healy is getting a little bit country with Nashville star for debut single

Sean O'Grady

Published 08/09/2016 | 14:10

Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture encourages young people to design and create works of fashion art from recyclable materials, igniting their creativity and increasing their environmental consciousness. Pictured Rebecca McNally and Manus Manning.
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Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture encourages young people to design and create works of fashion art from recyclable materials, igniting their creativity and increasing their environmental consciousness. Pictured Rebecca McNally and Manus Manning. PIC PAUL SHARP/SHARPPIX
Secondary school students from north, south, east and west are invited to take part in the biggest event of its kind in the country. Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture encourages young people to design and create works of fashion art from recyclable materials, igniting their creativity and increasing their environmental consciousness. Pictured L-R Averil Lakes, Marius Mallon and Rebecca McNally. PIC PAUL SHARP/SHARPPIX
Una Foden attends the "Bridget Jones's Baby" world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on September 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Una Healy and Ben Foden.
Sam Palladio in Nashville
The X Factor's 2016 judging panel - Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell (Syco/Thames TV/ITV/PA)
Louis Walsh returns to the 'X Factor'
Una Healy on holidays with husband Ben Foden in Sardinia. Picture: Instagram

Una Healy has teamed up with Nashville star Sam Palladio for her debut single as a solo artist.

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The Tipperary native is gearing up for the release of her studio album with her first single set for release next month.

“The album is finished now and I have my first single coming out in October, it’s a duet with Sam Palladio from Nashville,” she told Independent.ie.

“I shot the video for the song in Nashville and I co-wrote it with Amy Wadge, she co-wrote Thinking Out Loud with Ed Sheeran.”

Sam Palladio in Nashville
Sam Palladio in Nashville

The mum-of-two was back in Dublin as she was announced as one of the judges for Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture alongside Louis Walsh.

The Mayo native (63) has promised big things for this year’s series of the show.

“I have got my category and I went to Ibiza for judges houses, I had a brilliant time. I had two female guest judges and we had a great time,” he said.

“There’s a lot of Irish people in it. There’s about five or six Irish people.”

Walsh is thrilled to be back on the show with judges Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger.

“Sharon is going to commute every week between LA and London, it’s going to be tough going, it’s going to be hard for her,” he said.

The X Factor's 2016 judging panel - Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell (Syco/Thames TV/ITV/PA)
The X Factor's 2016 judging panel - Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell (Syco/Thames TV/ITV/PA)

“But she loves that I’m there and Simon and Nicole because we all get on really well.”

Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture encourages young people to design and create works of fashion art from recyclable materials.

Students are encouraged to get creating ahead of the entry date which is open between Jan 9-27 2017.

Those interested can find out more at www.junkkouture.com.

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