Two days coverage of the Rose of Tralee kicks off tonight on TV and online. Tonight the first batch of Roses will showcase their talents, before the finale tomorrow evening when the winner is crowned.

The Rose of Tralee is one of Ireland's most watched TV shows and this year, RTÉ Player are inviting worldwide audiences to join them behind the scenes at the Rose of Tralee.

For the first time ever, the Rose of Tralee festival becomes a truly multiplatform experience with 'Live from the Red Room'. RTÉ Player will give fans never-before-seen access to the back-stage green room (red room) and all the craic surrounding the festival. The programme will be shown live, worldwide on RTÉ Player and RTÉ's YouTube channel on August 19th and 20th at nine o'clock.

Presenter Colm Flynn will reveal the craic, the chaos and the back-stage glamour with the Roses, their lucky escorts and a host of celebrities. Wherever you are in the world, enjoy the atmosphere on your laptop, phone or tablet as you "peek" behind the red curtain at a uniquely Irish event and all the fun that goes along with it!

Behind the Scenes at the Rose of Tralee

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The Rose of Tralee is on RTÉ One at 8.00pm tonight, the 19th of August and tomorrow night.