Tuesday 20 February 2018

Next stop, the Ellen Show - Rising Wicklow singer Hozier continues to take the world by storm

Wicklow singer Hozier sings on Ellen
Wicklow singer Hozier sings on Ellen

Anita McSorley

Rising Wicklow singer Hozier is continuing to take the world by storm by playing his hit song 'Take Me to Church' on the Ellen show last night.

This performance follows his US TV debut on David Letterman last week.

Ellen could barely contain her excitement when introducing the 24-year-old Bray native.

Introducing him as an 'Irish singer-writer who I love so much', Ellen seemed thrilled to have him on her show.

Typically low key, the former Trinity College Student wore a simple blue jacket with a white shirt and black skinny jeans, with his hair in his signature unkempt ponytail.

The singer, whose real name is Andrew Hozier-Byrne, was also excited about the performance.

He shared a photograph on social media site Instagram of the entrance to Warner Bros Studios with the caption, "At the Ellen artist entrance earlier today. Justice League, son."

The Ellen Show averages around three million viewers per episode in the US, with millions more worldwide.

The response to his performance on social media has been overwhelmingly positive, with people around the globe wishing him continued success.

One Twitter user wrote;"I feel so proud watching Hozier perform on The Ellen Show", with another sharing a link to the performance stating, "Amazing to see @Hozier on Ellen show. Explosion in popularity on the way."

Hozier rose to fame last year when when the video for his breakthrough single 'Take Me to Church' went viral, getting over three million views on YouTube.

He is building his profile Stateside in preparation for his debut album, due to be released later this year.

Hozier is currently touring the US, having played sold out gigs in New York, Los Angeles and Texas in March.

The singer will return to Ireland to perform at Dublin's Longitude festival in July and Cork's Indiependence festival in August.

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