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Power expects 'special night' for The Hit finale

1 of 1 Aidan Power presents The Hit alongside Nicky Byrne
Aidan Power presents The Hit alongside Nicky Byrne

Aidan Power says he thinks tonight's final of The Hit will be a "strong showcase of Irish music and Irish song writing".

Speaking to RTÉ Ten, Power says he is thrilled to be part of "such a credible" show.

The Hit, which he presents alongside ex-Westlifer Nicky Byrne, has seen thirty songwriters battle it out to have their songs chosen by well known Irish artists.

The artists have then transformed the unknown original songs and released them into the charts and competed to see who could get the biggest hit of the week.

Tonight's final, which airs at 9.35 on RTÉ One, will see The Stunning's song Hide and Run, Ryan O’Shaughnessy's Who Do You Love, Johnny Logan's Prayin, Samantha Mumba's Somebody Like Me, and Finbar Furey's The Last Great Love Song compete to be crowned the ultimate Hit.

"You can expect, five really brilliant songs performed by five of our best Irish artists all together in one night. I think it is going to be a really special night," Power says.

"They are being performed with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra which makes it even more special and takes it to another level. I think it is going to be a brilliantly strong showcase of Irish music and Irish song writing."

"I love TV presenting and I love doing live TV work and when the end product is so credible it just makes me feel lucky to be part of something like The Hit. It's not just another entertainment show.

"It's really having an effect on the Irish music industry and week after week consistently these artists have got these unknown songwriters songs almost to the top of the charts, so it has done a lot for Irish music, it has done a huge amount for song writers and also for the artists."

Viewers will be able to decide the winner of The Hit by telephone vote detals of which will be on tonight's show.

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