Kildare natives to appear on Ireland's Got Talent this weekend


Sarah Peppard


Sarah Peppard


Kildare natives to appear on Ireland's Got Talent this weekend

Aidan McCann and Julie McCabe

Two Kildare natives will shine on the new series of Ireland’s Got Talent.

Julie McCabe, 30, from Leixlip and Aidan McCann, 9, from Maynooth will appear on the show this Saturday, February 9.

Julie is a stay-at-home mother to her autisitc son Max aged two. She also runs a blog called “Ordinary Gal” on social media, where she shares some of her music, fashion and beauty buys.

“Singing is my happy place, the last couple of years have been tough for me as my little boy was diagnosed with autism in September so I was very worried about him and just felt like I lost a part of myself since becoming a mammy for the first time,” Julie told the Leader.

“However, when I go up to my beauty room and record a song it just allows me to not think of the negatives, and allows me to be free from any worries for the time that I’m up there.”

Julie is the youngest of her family, with one brother and four sisters.

“The whole experience was so lovely, so straight forward, and I would recommend anyone who has any talent to go for it as it is a platform for anyone to showcase their talent regardless if you get through or not.”

Julie has previously performed on The Late Late Show when they had a karaoke night and ended up winning the competition.

She has been singing all her life and loved performing in front of Ireland's Got Talent judges Louis Walsh, Michelle Visage,  Jason Byrne and Denise Van Outen.

“I absolutely love singing and even without winning I had an opportunity to sing in front of an audience,” Julie added.

Magician Aidan is a third class student in St Mary's Boy School in Maynooth, and lives at home with mum Noella, his dad Ronnie, his little sister Molly, 7, and two goldfish Angel and Tiger.

“Aidan has always loved magic, he started practising himself when he was about 5 or 6 years old with fun, simple tricks and loved nothing more than putting on little magic shows outside for the neighbours or putting a trick in his school coat pocket so he could show his friends on lunch break,” mum Noella told the Leader.

He had always wanted to know how magicians do their tricks so he decided he was going to learn some magic for himself. He loves the magician Dynamo.

“He will always say that his favourite thing about magic is people's reactions, he gets such a buzz out of watching people reactions to his tricks,” Noella added.

Aidan decided to enter Ireland’s Got Talent because he loves the show and loves showing his magic to new people.

Aidan charms the audience with his charisma in his audition.

Tune into Ireland’s Got Talent on Virgin Media One, this Saturday, February 9 to find out how they get on!

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