Monday 23 October 2017

Anxious wait for Eoghan Quigg as he hopes for return to stardom

Eoghan Quigg
Eoghan Quigg
Eoghan Quigg wants to perform at the Eurovision but might face competition from Johnny Logan
Ken Sweeney

Ken Sweeney

X FACTOR finalist Eoghan Quigg has an agonising wait to see if he'll have a second chance at stardom with Louis Walsh.

The 20-year-old has made it to the final ten of Louis Walsh's new pop group. But Eoghan has to wait until Sunday, when Louis returns fromh oliday in Miami, to see if he has made it into the final band.

"This really is Eoghan's last chance. Everything is resting on whether he can find a place in the five-man band," said one insider.

However, sources felt a final decision may go against Quigg, a former X Factor finalist later dropped by his record company due to poor sales.

That outcome made it unlikely the singer would be offered another solo record deal, leaving his last hope of stardom as part of a band.

"Record companies are looking closely at this project and may decide they want fresh faces," said the insider.

The Derry vocalist has spent the past few weeks rehearsing with other hopefuls at a Dublin venue and is working on vocals and movement training.

One insider spoke of the impressive vocal skills of the remaining ten finalists chosen from auditions at the Button Factory last May.


"Usually a boyband has one or two strong singers and some pretty faces but these guys are all great singers," said a source.

Although the final group will not be revealed until next month, teenage girls have already started turning up outside rehearsals by finalists for the new group in Dublin.

Speaking recently manager Louis Walsh admitted he wasn't sure whether Eoghan would get through or lose his slot to another singer from Ulster.

"We have no idea who is going to make it, we've had auditions from all around the country," Walsh said.

"There were a lot of good people from the North."

The pop svengali, who steered Boyzone and Westlife to stardom, said he didn't think One Direction would be competition as they had given up on Ireland and the UK.

"One Direction are away in America, and they're doing incredibly well," he said.

"As long as there's girls, there's room for boybands."

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