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Good Louk Louis Walsh hopes to launch more than one Irish pop act from latest talent drive

"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"

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Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh

Music mogul Louis Walsh last week revealed that he hopes to have the option of launching more than one new Irish pop act from his latest search for home grown talent.

The former X Factor judge has teamed up with British record-label boss Colin Barlow and top producer Brian Higgins, who worked with Girls Aloud, to find new Irish acts who'll have a major career.

"I'm holding auditions for boys and girls and I'm going to see what I find," Louis told the Sunday World.

"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.

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Louis Walsh managed hitmakers Westlife

Louis Walsh managed hitmakers Westlife

Louis Walsh managed hitmakers Westlife

"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.

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Girls Aloud

Girls Aloud

Girls Aloud

"We have good rock acts like The Script, Picture This and Kodaline, but we haven't had any big pop acts since Westlife."

Applicants are being asked to send on their details and a short video clip of a performance, which can be linked to a social media account or filmed on a smartphone.

Closing dates for entries is Friday, November 12, and in-person auditions will then take place in Dublin's Vicar Street from November 19 to 21.

To apply, email: auditions@louiswalsh.com

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