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‘Voice of an angel’ Chloe singing for talent show glory

By Victoria O'Hara

A Northern Ireland schoolgirl is hoping to hit the right note with millions of viewers tomorrow night and sing her way to victory in the final of RTE's All Ireland Talent Show.

Chloe Coyle (13) from Castlederg, Co Tyrone, said she was over the moon to make the top six in the contest. She is now competing for the €50,000 (£45,300) prize.

“I cried when I found out I was going to be in the final, I was so excited about the whole experience,” she told the Belfast Telegraph.

“My whole family are just really pleased for me — they have just been brilliant.

“I am nervous but when I start to sing, I just get lost in the music.”

Behind her as mentor is Dana who described her as having a “voice of an angel”.

The former Eurovision winner from Derry has been offering her valuable advice.

“Dana has been brilliant,” said Chloe.

“I would get nervous before I would go on to sing, but she would give me advice and a pep talk about staying calm.”

Chloe said she is keeping her final performance secret until the day, but added that she wants to pursue her dream of becoming a professional singer.

“I would like to go on and make an album, but definitely focus on singing, I just love it,” she said.

Her parents, Carmen and Jude said they are “extremely proud” of their eldest daughter.

“The support has just been overwhelming — from both sides of the community. The cards of support fill the house,” her father said.

“We knew that from a very young age she was talented, she just loved singing and performing.

“She is a lovely girl and she hasn’t let this experience go to her head. She still has her feet on the ground,” Jude added.

Her mum and dad are urging the public to show their support on Sunday.

The grand final of the show will be broadcast tomorrow on RTE One at 6.30pm.

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