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Conor going for a place in GlórTíre final tonight

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Conor O'Donnell

Conor O'Donnell living the deam on Glór Tíre

It’s lights, camera, action again tonight for young Dungloe country singer Conor O’Donnell, in TG4’s search for Ireland’s newest country and western singer.

Conor is through to the semi-final and down to the last four contest on the Glór Tíre show on TG4.
The 23 year-old came through last Tuesday night’s live show - his second successful night on the live show - in the Quay, Galway city.

His rendition of the Eric Clapton classic Lay Down Sally impressed both the judges. 
Conor, who is a distant relation of singing star Daniel O’Donnell, is also from the Rosses.
Conor who sang the George Strait hit Fireman on the first live show the week before admitted that he was more nervous last week than he was for the first live show.
“I was nervous because I hadn’t done that type of song before and I was a little apprehensive before I went on stage,” said Conor.
“But once I went on stage the nerves disappeared and it went well for me and the judges and obviously I was delighted to go get through to the semi-final.”
The stakes are rising every week and Conor will perform two numbers tonight.
He will sing 'Back Home to Donegal' which will surely woo the Donegal vote and he will also sing 'Red Haired Mary'.
“I’m looking forward to it. But I suppose there is a little more pressure on now that it is down to the last four.”
It is now down to the last four and one of the contestants will drop after tonight’s show and the remaining three will go forward to next Tuesday’s final. The other three are Chantelle Padden,from Mayo, Joe Rabbette is from Offaly and Gary Fitzpatrick is from Dery and lives in Burnfoot.

Voting now open
You can vote for Conor by texting 53307 (ROI) and 60999 (NI0) or by telephoning 1513415102(ROI)or 0900656602 (NI).