MARIA BUTTERLY is bidding for TV stardom in the latest series of Glor Tire on TG4.
The Laytown singer is one of nine contestants aiming for the overall title on the Country 'n Western music series.
As part of the final she teamed up with country star John McNicholl and the pair will take to the stage in the coming weeks.
Each contestant will perform a duet and solo with their mentor within their concert programme and will also perform with the house band during the introduction, recap and elimination programmes.
The judging panel is made up of broadcaster John Creedon, singer-songwriter Caitríona Ní Shúilleabháin and another great singer-songwriter and former Eurovision winner Charlie McGettigan.
Each week a contestant will be eliminated, leaving three in the final.
The public can vote for their favourite and that's where local support is vital for Maria, a judge in last year's School Stars series at the TLT.
The programme is on every Wednesday night at 10.30pm.