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Video: Irish singer aims for hit with version of 'The Movie Song'

MusicBy Eugene Masterson
Karl Daly
Karl Daly

YOUNG Irish singer Karl Daly is set to have one of the hits of the summer with his version of The Movie Song.

Eagle-eyed fans may recognise it as the track former X Factor star Eoghan Quigg used as his entry into the 2014 Eurosong contest.

While the Derryman failed to make it to the Eurovision, Dubliner Karl is now hoping to go one step better and have  an international hit with it.
He has also shot a stunning video for it in his adopted homeland of Portugal.

Karl (21) first touched base with writer Karl Broderick, who penned The Movie Song. Broderick also wrote Ireland’s 2005 Eurovision entry, Love, for Joe and Donna McCaul, and is husband of TV3 star Alan Hughes.

“I noticed the Eoghan Quigg version and I thought it was a shame it didn’t become a hit,” says Karl Daly, who originally hails from Donnybrook.

“I never used to hear it live or being played on the radio and I touched base with Karl on Facebook.

“I got him to send over a few tracks and I began covering them at my gigs.”

Karl’s family own O’Daly’s pub in Albufeira in Portugal and he got huge reaction when he covered The Movie Song.

“Whenever I played it I was asked by people where they could buy it,” he recalls.

“I’ve now released it along with Karl and hope we do it justice. It’s a hugely catchy song and perfectly fits for the Summer.”

Karl moved to Portugal with his family when he was six and is a regular visitor back to Ireland.

Among those at his recent launch party in Dublin were Eurovision winner Linda Martin and X factor star Mary Byrne.

The Movie Song from karl broderick on Vimeo.