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Ireland's Got Talent: Applications open as search begins for budding stars

Applications are now opened for the first ever series of Ireland's Got Talent.

The Irish version of the popular talent competition was announced this week by broadcaster TV3 and will launch in January 2018.

It's already been confirmed X Factor stalwart Louis Walsh will head up the judging panel, alongside Irish comedian Jason Byrne, actress and presenter Denise Van Outen and US TV personality Michelle Visage, best known for her work on RuPaul's Drag Race.

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Louis Walsh

The show will be hosted by radio and TV presenter Lucy Kennedy.

The series will search for Ireland's most talented singers, dancers, comedians, acrobats, and everything in between with the winner receiving a prize of €50,000 as well as their own TV special on TV3.

Ahead of appearing on the X Factor panel this weekend, Walsh spoke via video link at the launch of TV3's autumn schedule earlier this week.

He said: "I'm delighted to be part of the very first Ireland's Got Talent and we've got some amazing judges.

"This will be the biggest search for talent that Ireland has ever seen. See you at the auditions, where we are going to prove to everybody that Ireland's got talent."

Ireland's Got Talent auditions are open to performers of all ages and skills.

To apply to take part in the new series visit the TV3 website.

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