Ashbourne singer battles it out to be "last singer standing" on RTE show this weekend
A singer from Ashbourne is making her debut on a brand-new Saturday night singing TV game show this weekend.
Grace Dunne will battle it out on Last Singer Standing, a game show for all of the family to enjoy requiring contestants to have tactics as well as talent, as singers face-off against one another in a test of singing ability, and nerve.
Presented by Nicky Byrne the show sees pop royalty Nadine Coyle, Joey Fatone, and Samantha Mumba offer their guidance and industry experience to the contestants from around Ireland as they take to the stage to perform.
Commenting on her upcoming appearance the talented Ashbourne singer said:
“I have done a lot of stage work and I have been on television before, but this was one of the most nerve-wracking things that I have done because you don’t know what song is going to come up.
“It is totally different from other TV talent shows which makes it really exciting. I’ve had so much fun taking part in the show, It’s something great for all of the family.”
Grace’s background lies in musical theatre having been in the first UK tour of Les Misérables and the 20th Anniversary of the same show at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
“I wanted to be Annie when I was a child, singing every word along with the record player,” she said:
“I went to see Maureen Potter in the Gaiety Theatre and always wanted to be in a Gaiety Pantomime.”
The singer’s childhood dream came true when she was chosen to play Lady Muck in the Gaiety Theatre’s pantomime “Mother Goose” in 2006. She also played Soap Star in “Menopause the Musical” with Twink in the Cork Opera house.
She also played Judy Garland and Shirley Temple in “Hollywood ladies” with Rebecca Storm at the Tivoli Theatre.
Tune into Last Singer Standing this Saturday night on RTE One at 8.30 pm