Tuesday 21 November 2017

Move over Ireland's Got Talent, Britain's Got Talent to hold auditions nationwide

Britain's Got Talent is coming to Ireland
Britain's Got Talent is coming to Ireland
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Britain's Got Talent will hold auditions across Ireland for the next series.

Auditions kick off in Dublin on November 12 before heading to Galway on November 16, Limerick on November 18, and Cork on November 19, Kilkenney November 22, and finally Waterford on November 25.

Auditions will take place in Norther Ireland too, in Derry on November 10, Omagh on November 12, Newry on November 14, Ballymena on November 7 and Belfast on November 17.

“Britain’s Got Talent 2017 was a fantastic year for talent full of variety - from runner-up Issy Simpson, one of the youngest magicians ever to audition, to the moving and inspiring Missing People Choir, lovable duo The Pensionalities and our incredible winner Tokio Myers." said series producer Charlie Irwin.

“Now, we can’t wait to see what talent your town has to offer for the 2018 series. Anyone can apply - there is no age limit and we are looking for all kinds of talents.

“So if you feel you have something special to show us, no matter what it is, then make sure you apply, you never know where it might take you.”

Applications for Ireland's Got Talent, hosted by Lucy Kennedy, have now closed. However, those acts who have been chosen to audition will be filmed in the coming weeks.

Louis Walsh will lead the judges on the Irish show, with comedian Jason Byrne, Michelle Visage and Denise Van Outen while the British panel includes Simon Cowell, Alicia Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden.

Irish acts have regularly appeared on the British show including Lords of Strut, Irish dancer Davdi Geaney, singer Leah Barniville, St PAtricks' Junior Choir and balloon artist Ryan Tracey just last year.

Auditions:

Dublin, Nov 13, The Hairy Lemon, 41-42 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2 12-5pm

Galway, Nov 16, Eyre Square Shopping Centre 2pm

Limerick, Nov 18, Arthur's Quay Shopping Centre 12pm

Cork, Nov 19, Wilton Shopping Centre, 12pm

Kilkenny, Nov 22, MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, 12pm

Waterford, Nov 25, WIT Arena, 12pm

Belfast, Nov 17, CastleCourt Shopping Centre, Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1DD 11am-5pm

Newry, Nov 14, Buttercrane Shopping Centre, Buttercrane Quay, Newry, BT35 8HJ 12pm - 5pm

Omagh, Nov 12, Main Street, Omagh 12pm - 4pm

Ballymena, Nov 7, Fairhill Shopping Centre, Fairhill Lane, Ballymena, BT43 6UF 12pm - 4pm

Derry, Nov 10, Foyleside Shopping Centre, Orchard Street, Derry, BT48 6XY, 12-4pm

You can also apply online HERE

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