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Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor is a regular on RTÉ television. With his humorous insults he is known for speaking his mind with disregard for the consequences.

He is an editor of Life Magazine and works as a journalist for the Sunday Independent. He appeared on many different shows as a contributor for RTÉ before joining the You're A Star team.

He has had his own musical career, getting to Number 1 with 'Who's in the House', as Fr Brian.

His sometimes sharp comments have often proved controversial but most people agree that the result is usually more of a giggle than a gasp. Brendan always says he is the voice of the viewer and that he "is only saying what the people at home are really thinking".

Having done three years as a judge on Charity You're A Star, this is now his third year as a judge on the series and as usual he'll be on hand deliver his thoughts and feelings on our unsuspecting contestants, whether they like it or not!

 

Michelle Heaton

Michelle Heaton

Michelle Heaton is best known as one fifth of pop sensations Liberty X and columnist for OK! Magazine. Originally from Gateshead, England she defied the odds when she appeared in the original UK series of Popstars and formed a band with the four runners up. They went on to have worldwide success and in the six years they were together accumulated 9 Top 10 singles, 3 Platinum albums, numerous Smash Hits Awards, a Brit award and a prestigious Ivor Novello.

Michelle's other TV credits include hit MTV Show 'Totally Scott Lee' and the ITV2 show 'Michelle and Andy's Big Day' which followed her and her husband Andy Scott Lee on the lead up to their wedding. The latter being the second highest rated show of the year for that channel.

Michelle says that her background has always been about singing and dancing, and from an early age was regularly entering and winning local and national talent shows. If anyone knows what it takes to make it in the business it's Michelle and she hopes that she can use her experience to find new talent.

 

Keith Duffy

Keith Duffy

Actor, singer and presenter, Keith Duffy, returns to the show again this year a judge.

Former Boyzone member Keith, has had international success as part of the famous boyband that to date has sold over 15 million records. After Boyzone's demise, Keith appeared on the first ever Celebrity Big Brother and came third! In 2003 he joined the cast of Coronation Street as barman Ciaran McCarthy and enjoyed a healthy stay on the turbulent street.

Keith returned to the stage, this time to act. Along side Pauline McLynn and Deirdre O'Kane, Keith starred in Dandelions which was a complete success and its run was extended repeatedly.

Keith is known for his huge commitment to charity. In particular he supports Autism Ireland, hosting various balls and golfing events raising thousands in the process.

After a successful stint as presenter of You're A Star last year, Keith is taking on a different roll as Judge. He is looking forward to getting to know the acts in this years competition and listening to new artists coming up through the ranks.

 

Contestants

Black DaisyCatherine HardingConan LindsayDeirdre ArchboldFauve ChapmanLeann ConstantLeanne MooreMairead O'DowdMike McNamaraPat FitzPeter KarpieniaRobyn KavanaghRosie HowickSacha MurphySharon Condon