Lauren sings for Glór-y

Galbally’s country songbird Lauren McCrory has surpassed all her expectations by making it through to tomorrow night’s (Tuesday) grand final of Glór Tíre.

The 20-year-old mentored by Omagh’s Barry Kirwan will fly the flag for Tyrone having made it through last week’s tense semi-final thanks to the public vote.

The last remaining female in the competition, will once again require the full support of her home county for her dream to be crowned the winner of the TG4 country music talent competition to come true.

“I just can’t believe I got through to the final,” said an elated Lauren. “To get selected to be on the programme was amazing. I never thought I would get this far, so I am just going out to enjoy the final as everything at this stage is just a bonus.

“The support I have received has been unbelievable and I truly am humbled that so many people are picking up their phones and voting for me to stay in the competition. I really can’t thank them enough.”

Lauren will sing two songs on Tuesday night’s grand finale, but these will have no impact on the voting as the lines close earlier that day at 12 noon.

With the pressure off at that stage Lauren said she will go out to enjoy the night, secretly hoping to be the people’s choice once more.

Keeping her song titles close to her chest, Lauren did reveal her first song is a tribute to Merle Haggard while her other is a classic which everyone will know.

Win or lose, Lauren is delighted to have got this far in such a prestigious competition which is already opening doors for the young singer.

• If you want to help Lauren to win text GLOR8 to 60999(NI) or 53307 (ROI), call 09016566108 (NI) or 1513415108 (ROI) or download the Glór Tíre App. Voting lines close at midday on Tuesday, April 11.


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