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'murdering songs' Louis Walsh slams supergroup Boyzlife and says they are 'murdering songs'

Walsh is currently looking for new young singing talents who have a 'good attitude'

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Louis Walsh wants to set up a new Irish pop group like chart-toppers Westlife

Louis Walsh wants to set up a new Irish pop group like chart-toppers Westlife

Louis Walsh wants to set up a new Irish pop group like chart-toppers Westlife

Louis Walsh has revealed his scathing thoughts on Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden’s supergroup Boyzlife.

The duo comprises of the two former members of Boyzone and Westlife which were famously managed by the Irish music mogul. On tour, the pair perform songs together made famous by their respective boy bands.

In an interview on Dublin radio station FM104 this morning Louis Walsh was asked if he would attend a Boyzlife gig “for the memories".

“No! Are you crazy?,” he laughed.

“I only go to gigs where I’m going to get paid at the end of the night. I don’t want to see those murdering all those great classic songs,” he said.

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Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden of Boyzlife (Boyzlife)

Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden of Boyzlife (Boyzlife)

Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden of Boyzlife (Boyzlife)

Brian departed Westlife in 2004, meanwhile Keith remained a member of Boyzone up until their most recent split in 2019.

Westlife, Louis’ most successful group, recently announced a brand new album, Wild Dreams, as well as a UK and Ireland tour.

Chatting about what it’s like managing the four-piece he said: “They’re easy to manage and they’re great singers they do massive business worldwide. I mean they’re travelling all around the world. They’re going to China, going to Asia, it’s like it’s not just here, it’s everywhere.”

69-year-old Walsh is currently searching for his next pop prodigies and is looking for teens with a “good attitude,” saying that they don’t necessarily need to be the best singers.

“I’m looking for young people I want them between [16] and 21 I want new faces and young kids with a good attitude and are prepared to work for it.”

“Attitude is so important,” he said. “You don’t need to be the best singer in the world to be successful, you just need a good attitude, good songs, good production.”

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When chatting about the secrets to a successful band he said: “Make good records. Have good holidays away from each other, definitely, and you need a good team around you.”

Chatting to the Sunday World last week, Louis reiterated that his next act just needs “the right attitude.”

"The act I launch might be boys, it might be girls, it might be a solo girl. There might be more than one act coming out of it. Anything is possible. It's wide open.”

"I'd love kids from around the country to come forward and grab this opportunity. The age group I'm looking for is 16 to 21. They don't have to have any experience. They just have to have attitude.

"It will also be very fashion and image driven. I have great songwriters in England lined up. Colin Barlow and Brian Higgins are involved. They did all the Girls Aloud and Boyzone and Samantha Mumba.”

Applicants are being asked to submit their details, along with a short video clip of a performance to auditions@louiswalsh.com.

With entries closing next Friday, successful applicants will be contacted to audition the following Monday.

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