Ireland's Got Talent: Limerick acts to feature on TV3 show

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Limerick rappers Chris and Maria are hoping to impress the judges, as is mime artist Benoit Vibes, below

Limerick rappers Chris and Maria are hoping to impress the judges, as is mime artist Benoit Vibes, below

TWO Limerick acts are to appear on TV3's hit show Ireland's Got Talent this weekend.

Limerick rappers Chris and Maria are hoping to impress the judges, as is mime artist Benoit Vibes.

Episode two of Ireland’s Got Talent will see eleven new acts take to the stage hoping to impress the judges and get one step closer to the Live Finals next month.

This Saturday night sees dancers, singers, a rapping mum and a mime artist take to the stage on the biggest talent show to hit Irish television.

TV3’s Ireland’s Got Talent got off to a great start on Saturday night with an average audience of 469,000 viewers.

This week is no exception with eleven more hopefuls taking their place in front of the four judges, Denise Van Outen, Jason Byrne, Michelle Visage and Louis Walsh, in Ireland’s biggest ever talent search.

Taking part are 28-year-old Chris and 30-year-old Maria, who say they have gone from "Tesco's Got Talent to Ireland’s Got Talent".

The rapper - Chris - and singer - Maria Healy - work in Tesco. Chris is 28 years old and he lives in Roxborough, Co Limerick.

He still lives at home with him mam Marie and his dad Patrick. When he was about 14 or 15 Chris started rapping. Initially he just copied other rappers and Eminem is his idol but within a year or two he was writing his own raps, he explains.

Also, the well-known Benoit Vibes - Benoit De Lievre - a 38-year old artist, student, and musician from Limerick city takes to the stage on TV3 this Saturday.

Benoit has been performing music for the past twenty years and performs regularly at venues around Limerick such as Charlie Malone’s, Dolan's, Chez Le Fab, Charlie Old Quarter, Old Stand and The Wickham Tap.

He describes his act as being silent and “Saying Nothing".

Benoit says he lives with “me, mime and I, but we don't really talk to each other much".

Expect more tears, laughter and big moments as Ireland’s Got Talent continues on TV3 this Saturday, February 10 at 7.30pm.