Hey everyone my name is Mairead O'Dowd and I am from Navan, Co Meath. I live here with my family and my doggy Charlie. I'm soooooo excited about being in the last fifteen and I can't wait to see how I get on in the next couple of weeks.
My You're A Star story started in September. I have always loved music and it has always been a dream of mine, so the week before the auditions my dad rang me up and told where and when the auditions were happening... and here I am, its MAD!
My favourite moment of the show so far was when I won the public vote in the Ballyknockan Inn in Wicklow (thanks everyone who voted for me) it was so surreal hearing my name and finding out I was immune from elimination that night. It was class!!! That night I sang my favourite song which is Snow Patrol's Set Fire To The Third Bar. Since that night every time I hear it I get a little chill and it reminds me of bootcamp and how happy I was that I got through.
I love to be able to relate to music so when I'm feeling down I can put on a song to cheer me up, I really get into a song and its lyrics... I like to feel inspired so I listen to bands like the Kings of Leon, The Killers, U2 and the Cranberries, I also love Justin Timberlake, KT Tunstall, the Beatles, Sheryl Crow, and Pink, however, Alanis Morissette is my idol, I think she is a great songwriter and has a unique voice.
My favourite judge is Michelle, she really helped me on the last day of bootcamp with my song choice and I think she is a really nice person and I felt like she really cared about the whole competition, I felt like I could talk to her as she was very approachable and was a good laugh as well!
Finally, I love singing and performing and I wanna do it for the rest of my life, I'm really looking forward to the helix and I hope to go far but I need your vote so if you like what you see please please vote for me. Every vote counts, and a big hello to all my family and friends! luv yis : )