March 18, 2019 By admin
When 23-year-old Tara Jamieson walked out on Ireland’s Got Talent stage, little did the judges and audience know that their ears were going to have a treat. Canadian-born Tara sat down on the piano bench and played the first notes to Adele’s “One and Only.”
Tara, who is originally from Ontario, Canada, is currently a Graduate Entry Medical student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. An alumnus of Berklee College of Music (Class of 2016), she tells them she wants to be a pediatrician and IGT host, Michelle Visage, jokes that Tara will “sing to [her] kids while she gives them a shot.” Tara says, “Exactly! Someone else finally gets it.”
Ireland’s Got Talent Season 2 premiered last February 2, 2019 on Virgin Media One. The show continues to be presented by Irish radio and TV presenter, Lucy Kennedy. And Ireland’s Got Talent Season 1 judges, Jason Byrne, Denise van Outen, Michelle Visage, and Louis Walsh, has returned for Season 2.
The show’s format remains the same, where the season starts with two auditions. The open auditions are held in major cities of Ireland and the contestants who pass this round move on to the Judge’s Auditions, in front of a big audience. The judges make the final call of who gets to go to the live rounds. Contestants must win the majority of the judges where they vote Yes, or one judge presses a Golden Buzzer for them and automatically moves up to the live semi-finals.
During the semi-final rounds, the winners of each round are determined by two ways, vote via phone and the judges’ vote. In each round, two winners are picked. If there is a tie in the judges’ vote, the person with the second highest number of phone votes will advance to the final round.
In the finals round, the contestants all perform and the winners are only determined one way, by the public vote. The top two acts are called on stage to announce the winner of Ireland’s Got Talent. The winner gets €50,000 plus they get their own primetime Christmas TV special.
In her audition, Tara continued to joke around with the judges before she started to play. When she sat down, she pressed on the ivory keys and told the judges and the audience, “I just want to make sure it works”. This got a laugh from the judges and audience. Then Tara went forward with the real audition, which left the entire theater stunned and speechless all throughout her performance.