Producers at Virgin Media Television confirmed at the weekend that Ireland’s Got Talent will not be returning to our screens saying they got through everyone in the country with talent in the first two seasons.
The quality of the four judges initially raised a few eyebrows when the show began, in particular the American one – Michelle something we think – who nobody in Ireland had ever heard of with most still unsure who she is. Also the amount of chancers and spoofers turning up for auditions increased significantly during the second series.
Along with the usual endless parade of singers murdering terrible songs, notable performances included a cat that can bark and a man from Tralee who belched the national anthem.
Producer Kevin O’Rourke said in a press release “It gives me great pleasure to announce Ireland’s Got Talent will not be renewed for another series. Apart from all the awful acts, the head judge was Louis Walsh. We had the man responsible for Jedward judging a talent show. Time to admit this was all a horrible mistake and move on with our lives. Let’s just pretend it never happened. Thank you and goodbye.”
Meanwhile RTE bosses have confirmed that an Irish version of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here is currently in production. We have it on good authority however that budget restrictions mean the ‘celebrities’ will only be pretending to be in the Australian jungle and the camp will actually be located in Mayo with cameramen making occasional kookaburra and koala bear noises that producers hope will fool the viewers.