I got the following email about an hour ago.

“Hello,
My name is Nicky O’Sullivan and I’m producing a new music talent show for TG4. I’m looking in speak to someone who is involved with the National Songwriters Festival if possible? In the meantime please find our initial press release which follows).”

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE?
TG4’s new talent show is looking for Ireland’s Top Busker

Calling all singers and musicians in Ireland! It’s time to take the busking turf wars to the next level in TG4’s new talent search show looking for Ireland’s top busker.

Everyday, on every main street in Ireland, singers and musicians busk for the public. Now they’ll have the chance to busk to the nation.
If you’ve performed on the street, or in front of a small or large audience; whether it’s just you with a guitar, or a group of singers or musicians, then this is the stage for you.

The series will be recorded in RTÉ Studios in late February, but applications for the show are being accepted now. From the applications, 100 acts will be chosen for the recordings and they will have their chance to showcase their talent to the nation.

Over the series a panel of 3 expert judges, from the world of music and song, will whittle all the acts down to an elite group of 10. The Top 10 will then battle it out, head to head, for the title of Ireland’s Top Busker and a cash prize. Competition is open to all ages.

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I’ve circulated that and recommended a few acts. They’ve got to me about two of the acts and said they are very interested and I’m sending them others.

If you know of any other good talents out there who would be good enough for the show or tell them to get in touch with me at [email protected]

They might just make it onto the tele in February.