Tyrone acts take first places Highland Radio’s The Audition final

The Elliott Duo from Strabane.

The Elliott Duo from Strabane.

LAST Sunday night two Tyrone acts took the first two places in the grand final of a new talent competition which saw hundreds of acts from all over the north west participate.

The Audition is a talent competition run by Highland Radio in association with Full Tilt Studios, Letterkenny and The Sandwich Company.
Over several weeks at An Grianán Theatre, the judges whittled down hundreds of auditionees to 40 acts.


On Sunday night The Elliott Duo from Strabane and 13-year-old Dervla Martin from Fintona secured places from the first of four semi finals.
Siblings Gary and Kim Elliott sang an original song entitled Nashville Dreamer written by Gary, which went down a storm with both the audience and the judges. Dervla gave a winning performance with her take on the Johnny Cash hit Jackson.

This Sunday ten more acts take to the stage at An Grianán. They are – The Castlefin Youth Club African Drummers, Mark Dorrian, Packed To The Rafters, Lauryn Mulholland, Shaunnagh Poyntz, Terri Brewer, Lia Della Friel, Melissa Harvey, Amy Meehan and Helena Sherry. Doors open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8pm.

The overall winner will take home €3,000 cash and a €2,000 audio/visual package from Full Tilt Studios, Letterkenny, courtesy of Timmy Gibson and Tommy Conway.
Tickets for The Audition’s semi final Night 2, are now available from the An Grianán Theatre box office on Tel 91 20777 or by logging onto

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