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October/November 2009

Update 29th November 2009

THE FINAL of this year’s Ross Celtic A.F.C. Celebrity Wannabe competition took place in the Brandon House Hotel on November 20 with around 400 guests in to watch the show.

Photos of the event can be seen under the top menu Gallery, and the selecting Social Events, or just click on the following link.
Celebrity Wannabe Final Photos

Jenny kehoe and Chloe Nolan were the eventual winners with their impersonation of Katherine Lynch's Bernie Walsh. The duo set the bar high for the rest of the contestants and they all put on a great show.

Other contestants on the night were Sinead Goggin performing Tiffany's, 'I think we're alone now' while Councillor Anthony Connick sang 'standing outside the fire'.The group of Mark Lee, Tom Dunphy, Brian Mullet, and Davy Rhodes, sang 'Making you mind up' by Bucks Fizz. Kathy Delaney sang Tina Turner's 'Proud Mary' while duo Ken O'Neill and Martina Kinsella gave a great version of 'Islands in the Stream'.

Also on the nigth were Ann St. Ledgar singing 'Dont you make my brown eyes blue' and group of Helen Butler, Nicola Cooney, Danielle Nolan and Sarah Stafford performed 'Its raining men'.Councillor Michael Sheehan sang 'You spin me round' and duo of Stephen O'Leary and Ricky Cashin were the last act up singing 'The way you make me feel'.

Judges were Mark Gooey O'Connor, David Stoney Burke, Terry Brennan, and deputy Sean Connick. A big thanks goes out to the Masters of Ceremonies on the night of Kevin Lyng and Dick Brazil, and also a big big thank you to all the people who supported the nights.

Update 9th November 2009

THE FINAL of this year’s Ross Celtic A.F.C. Celebrity Wannabe competition will take place in the Brandon House Hotel on November 20.

The second heat took place last weekend in Corcoran’s Pub, the Irishtown, and that saw five more acts make it through to the final. As it turned out on Friday night all five acts that competed made it through to the final. However, there were some nail-biting moments earlier in the night and in the end the crowd was called upon to make the final call.

The acts competing included Ricky Cashin and Stephen O’Leary as ‘Bubbles Jackson’ with a rendition of ‘Put Your High Heels On’.
Anne St. Ledger performed ‘One Day In Your Life’ under the stage name of ‘Crystal’.
Jenny Kehoe (as Bernie Walsh) sang ‘Stand By Your Van’.
The political scene was represented by Cllr. Michael Sheehan who acted as Dead Or Alive while performing the monster 80s hit ‘You Spin Me Around’.
The final act on the night was Hot & Cold composed of Helen, Nicola, Sarah and Danellia.

The judges included Terry Brennan, Mark ‘Gooey’ O’Connor and Dep. Sean Connick.
After each act performed, the judges gave their considered opinions on how each one could improve if they made it to the final.
The two acts with the fewest votes had to sing again before the judges and they were ‘Crystal’ and Hot & Cold.
Such was the quality of both performances that the judges were unable to separate them and then it was left up to the judges to decide. In the end the decision was made to allow both acts through.

The final promises to be a night of high excitement and drama.

Tickets, priced €10, are currently on sale and the fun begins at 9.30 p.m on the 20th Novemeber in the Brandon house hotel.

Update 28th September 2009

Due to the continued success of previous years Celebrity Wannabe 3, the event is due to return this year again with a qualifying format to meet the demand of entrants.

The plan again for this years event will be two heats held on Friday 16th October and Friday 30th October in Corcoran's bar in the Irishtown, with a Country & Western or 80's theme. There will be six acts in each heat each attempting to qaulify to go through to the grand final which will be held in November.

The event will kick off with the first heat on Friday 16th October at 9:30pm sharp in Corcoran's pub. The events will be judged by David Stoney Burke, Mark O'Connor, Terry Brennan, and deputy Sean Connick.
Participants in the first heat are;

  • Cllr. Anthony Connick
  • Sinead Goggin
  • Martina Kinsella & Ken O'Neill
  • Cathy Delaney
  • Andrew Foran & Jason Delaney
  • Cllr. Anthony Connick

Participants in the second heat on Friday 30th October are;

  • Cllr Michael Sheehan
  • Ann St. Ledger
  • Jenny Kehoe
  • Stephen O'Leary
  • Johnny Aylward, Michael Bennett, and Tom Kavanagh
  • Helen Butler, Ann Foran, and Sarah Stafford

Check brochure below for more info and all funds raised will go towards the schoolboys and schoolgirls sections of New Ross Celtic.

For more information on this event or if you would like to enter an act, please contact Dick Butler on 086-1616543.

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