The hunt is on to find Ireland's next popstars through a new television show.

The winning popstar contestants will form a band which according to industry sources will be guaranteed national and international stardom.

Fancy becoming a popstar? Well, here's your chance.

The search will form part of the 'Popstars’ programme which will document the selection process around the country over a thirteen week period.

Executive Producer of Popstars Larry Bass says

Everyone who auditions potentially could be a star.

The winning band will be managed by pop impresario Louis Walsh says the winning single will be the biggest record in Ireland next year.

Kian Egan of Westlife says that the winners are in for the ride of a lifetime.

Auditions are open to anyone over 18 and will be held throughout the country.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 10 September 2001.