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The Late Late Show is launching a brand new initiative giving emerging Irish acts a chance to appear on the biggest show on Irish Television. This is an unprecedented opportunity for new artists of any style or genre to showcase their talents on a national platform.
In its 50 year history The Late Late Show has prided itself on its support of Irish music and has played host to best selling Irish acts including U2, The Dubliners, Westlife, Daniel O'Donnell and Imelda May. Many of these acts acknowledge the importance of The Late Late Show as a catalyst in their career.
"The day after I appeared on the Late Late Show I couldn't believe the reaction.people were stopping me in the streets, record shops were ordering my album and promoters wanted to book me for gigs. It was a real turning point in my career."
"The Late Late Show has always supported Irish music which is really important because they are the biggest show in Ireland! Everyone who is anyone started there. This new idea is great. Irish acts deserve support. I hope other TV programmes follow their lead."
In recent years artists such as The Coronas, Maverick Sabre and music's hottest property The Strypes have used the show as a launch pad for their careers. Now this opportunity has been made even more accessible for emerging talent. You don't have to have a manager, a publicist, or a record company; those interested can simply submit a YouTube video directly to show. Acts will be selected from these submissions to appear on RTÉ's flagship show.
How to apply:
Email a YouTube link of one song to our special email address - email@example.com together with a brief blurb about your act (100 words) and a contact number.
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