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Farrell - "They couldn't believe how shocking I was!"

Colin Farrell has spoken about his audition for Boyzone at age 17 and how he was asked to sing the same song twice – for all the wrong reasons.

Speaking to Yahoo, the Total Recall star said: "So I was on a dance floor in Dublin and I was 17, in leather trousers and a rubber T-shirt - I'll spare no embarrassing details - when Louis Walsh came up to me and said, 'I'm forming a band, they're going to be huge, do you want to be in it?'

"I said, 'Yeah', so I went to an audition the next day and there were 150 lads outside the door with various spray-tans, tight T-shirts, etc.

"I went in and sang Careless Whisper twice... they asked me to sing it again because they couldn't believe how shocking I was!"

You can watch RTÉ TEN's Total Recall interview with Colin Farrell by clicking the link on your left.

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