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The All Ireland Talent Show

Monday, 22 February 2010

The All Ireland Talent Show is back for a second season on RTE ONE at 6.30pm.

Last night two of the eight wild card contestants were voted in by the public to go through to the final of the show!

David Lofts and Na Fianna were the lucky acts who will now be representing their province, judge and community in the semi finals of The All Ireland Talent Show and hoping to win that coveted place in the Final Show!

"Whatever your age, whatever your talent, it's time to take centre stage. The All Ireland Talent Show is back for a second series and this time it's bigger and better than ever - it's your time to shine for county, for country, for €50,000.

One of last season's biggest hits, the All Ireland Talent Show returns on a mission to uncover the most engaging, exciting, impressive and entertaining talents this country has to offer. Last year The Mulkerrin Brothers captured the heart of the nation and brought victory to the West and to their mentor Daithi Ó Se.

The Prize
This year Daithi's fellow judges are hoping to steal his crown and bring glory to their region. In a competition which pits region against region, as well as act against act, it's more than personal pride at stake - it's the pride of place that's paramount. The winning act will walk away with a phenomenal €50,000 prize.

Judges & Presenter
Presented by Gráinne Seoige the programme features a panel of five judges - Boyzone star and Dublin-born Shane Lynch (Dublin), RTÉ television presenter and Meath-native Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh (The East), Galway resident and weatherman Dáithí Ó Sé (The West),, Eurovision-winning ex-MEP and Derry-native, Dana (The North), and Cork's own hugely popular RTÉ Radio broadcaster and Fáilte Towers winner, John Creedon (The South)".

Viewership figures on New Years Eve were 603,000,.

Wildcard Show, Semi Finals and Grand Final.
Sunday 21st February - Wildcard show 8 contestants 2 wildcard acts go through to semi final
Sunday 28th February - Semi Final - 5 acts
Sunday 7th March - Semi Final - 5 acts
Sunday 14th March - Final (6 acts)

List of finalists:

1. Michael Lawlor - South
2. Reseisuin - East
3. Tara Burke - West
4. John and Emma - West
5. Olwyn Murray - West
6. Ben Escorcio - South
7. Chloe Coyle
8. Tuam All Star Gymnastics Club
9. David Lofts
10. Na Fianna