David Connor

Mayo man to star in TV search for new country music star

THE search for the next big country music star returns to TG4 in January.

Glór Tíre is back in the Quays for 12 weeks as six hopeful singers battle it out with help from mentors Cliona Hagan, Robert Mizzell, Mike Denver, Lousie Morrissey, Michael English and The Sheerin Family.

Presented by Aoife Ni Thuairisg and Seamús Ó Scanláin, with help from judges John Creedon, Caitríona Ní Shúilleabháin and Jó Ní Chéide, who advise and and guide the contestants, the public decide who stays and who will go each week.

David Connor from Claremorris will join the competition in January. His mentor on the programme is Michael English.

David's musical influences are Buck Owens, George Strait, Glen Campbell, Garth Brooks, John Fogarty and Elvis Presley.

This year's other singers are Stephen Stokes from Tipperary town, mentored by Louise Morrissey, Kelan Browne from Ballybofey, mentored by Robert Mizzell, Mary Hoey from Cullyhanna in Co. Armagh, mentored by The Sheerin Family, Emma Donohue from Ballinasloe, who will be mentored by Mike Denver, and Tilly Dawson-Stanley from Glasson in Co. Westmeath, mentored by Cliona Hagan.

Viewers decide who will stay each week, and can vote by downloading the Glór Tíre app in the app store or on google playstore.

To follow David's journey, tune in to TG4 every Tuesday night at 9.30 p.m. from January 5.

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