There is a list available of the five artist competing to sing for ireland- the most promising we found to be- Jedward twins & also keeping-up-Kavanagh appearances is young Nikki who sung as a backing for Niamh Kavanagh ( one-time Eurovision winner back in 1993 ) Nikki Kavanagh is Niamh's cousin with a great voice and keeps herself very busy as Singer, TV Sports presenter, Make up Artist & Wedding Singer! Wow!
Other names confirmed are the Varn Sisters & Don Mescall, one more vacant spot is promising a quartet from Ireland EMi- an irish Bucks Fizz II -Could this be what they are hinting at? Meanwhile the most hopeful we think is Nikki & Jedward- so if you ever wanted a up-coming eurovision star at your wedding just book-in quickly now...
Here is a spiel we found from Nikki's web site-
Nikki Kavanagh is a professional singer in great demand on the Irish music scene. She works regularly with RTE Concert Orchestra & The Modern Gospel Ensemble. Nikki can help you plan and arrange music for your wedding day that best suits personal tastes. She strongly believes great detail needs to be paid not only to the songs chosen, but also to the style in which they are sung in and the instrumentation that accompanies these songs – all of this adds to your special day.Nikki can also help you to look fabulous on your wedding day with her make up skills. Having trained in Make up Forever and achieved distinctions in her exams she gained experience working on Gosh TV commercials and also as Top Make up artist Zoe Clarke’s assistant on the now worldwide “Celtic Women” dvd shoot. With four years of wedding seasons behind her Nikki now specialises in this field and works very closely with the bride to ensure they are happy on the day.