'All Ireland Talent Show' presenter Gráinne Seoige and judge John Creedon are hoping to see some great audtions this weekend for the Southern region.

Speaking to RTÉ.ie, Seoige said: "We had a fantastic turn out last weekend in Derry. In all nearly 1,000 people auditioned in an attempt to make it though to Dana’s final 45 acts.

"We had several Country and Western acts this year and lots of dancers, everything from tap to hip hop. There was also a mini Freddie Mercury and a 40 piece marching band!

"Don’t forget we’re looking for variety, we welcome singers and dancers but there’s also a market for comedians, magicians – anything that makes people stop and stare!”

The show's Southern judge, RTÉ's John Creedon said: “With the Cork and Kerry match coming up, I’m predicting a Munster double with the All Ireland football and 'The All Ireland Talent Show'.

"I’m open to all kinds of acts and all ages, anything from a guy in a flat cap with a dancing Jack Russell to an elderly lady who can juggle 2 sliotars on a hurley stick.

"If I get someone as good as last year's Jack Lynch I reckon we could win it!”

Registration for auditions begins at 7am and closes at 3pm in the Clarion Hotel on Lapps Quay in Cork tomorrow morning, Saturday 12 September. This round of auditions is open to applicants from Counties Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford.

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