Louis Walsh, who has just launched a search for his third boyband, has shared his prediction on Ryan Dolan's success in this year's Eurovision.
Speaking to RTÉ TEN about the Eurovision, he said: "I watch it every year, I've been at it ten times. I've worked with Johnny Logan and Linda Martin and Jedward and it's always a big extravaganza. I wish I was going to Malmo [Sweden, this year's host country] for one day."
In relation to Irish entry, Ryan Dolan, whose song Only Love Survives qualified for the finals this Saturday, Walsh added: "I think the Irish guy Ryan [Dolan], I think he's going to do okay. I think he's a great singer and he's got a good song.
"I don't think we're going to win but I think we'll do okay."
He added: "I think Jedward doing Lipstick was fantastic."
Jedward's 778,000 Twitter followers (@planetjedward) will be glad to hear that they've a lot plan for the remainder of 2013: "They're working all the time and they're the most positive kids you're ever going to meet.
"They're doing some Irish dates for summer, they're doing English dates, they're in the panto for Christmas, they never stop working."
In the mean time Walsh has a busy weekend planned: "I'm doing a new boyband. It's my third boy band."
Auditions for five singers are taking place this Sunday 19, Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 May in the Button Factory in Temple Bar: "It's open to everybody every nationality as long as they can sing and as long as they're prepared to work hard and are enthusiastic.
"I'm not interested in lazy people or people who want to be instant popstars, that doesn't happen."