(Photograph Courtesy of X-Factor/ITV/MelanieMcCabe.com)
We had reported earlier in the month that Eurosong Mentor – Mairead Farrell – had confirmed on national radio that X-Factor contestant Melanie McCabe was her act for this year’s Eurosong Final in the hope of becoming Ireland‘s representative at Eurovision 2013 in Malmo Sweden. Later we discovered that Melanie had withdrawn from the contest as she wanted to concentrate on her National Exams (Leaving Certificate). This left mentor Mairead Farrell with no act.
We can confirm that Mairead held “invite only” auditions last Saturday as she tries to find a replacement act before the February 2nd confirmation date by RTE . It also appears that some of the other mentor’s backing vocalists may have been approached – so we could have a familiar face replacing Melanie!
We are expecting an announcement from RTE confirming the identity of the Eurosong Finalists shortly. We are still expecting Zoe Alexis Bohorquez and Aimee to be confirmed as we had reported to you some time ago.
So who will be Melanie’s replacement?
Author/Website Founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Eurovision Ireland
Categories: Eurovision National Finals 2013, Ireland
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I’ve heard the acts and songs will be announced\played on the mooney show on the 7th of february, will be interesting to see how this situation turns out, i feel sorry for Mairead, very difficult position she’s in.
They will indeed be played on the Mooney Show. They were goingto release the names of the acts already but due to Melanie withdrawing they couldn’t. A shame
Not exactly an ideal situation for Mairéad, as we know from Zoe Bohorquez’s Twitter that she is already in rehearsals for her Eurosong performance and has been for a couple of weeks.
Still, it’s a big opportunity for someone else and if the song is strong enough, she or he might still be a contender.