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Bright future: Odhran Murphy

Bright future: Odhran Murphy

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Bright future: Odhran Murphy

A young Co Armagh musician is being tipped for stardom after winning an online singing competition run by Irish chart-topping pop star Dermot Kennedy.

Odhran Murphy (21), from Crossmaglen, beat dozens of hopefuls taking part in Kennedy's #betweenmeandparadise challenge, to walk away with a signed guitar and words of encouragement from the Dublin singer-songwriter about a bright future ahead.

Kennedy, a Brit Awards nominee whose debut album Without Fear has just sold one million copies and is currently number one in the Official Irish Albums Chart, had thrown down the gauntlet to budding pop stars to post a cover version of his hit single Paradise on social media.


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