(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 Later we discovered that Melanie had withdrawn from the contest as she wanted to concentrate on her National Exams (Leaving Certificate).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