The unnamed contestant has been specially selected by the IRFU Charitable Trust to perform at the 2007 Charity Youâ00re A Star which kicks off this Saturday evening (28th July 2007.)
This is the third series of the popular RTÃ0 show and speculation is rife about the identity of the contestants, which wonâ00t be revealed until the opening night, Saturday 28 July at 8pm.
Through their involvement with Charity Youâ00re A Star, the IRFU Charitable Trust are anxious to raise much needed funds to support injured players and their families through help with locomotory expenses, specialised equipment (such as lifting equipment, beds, or wheelchairs), home alterations, medical expenses, nursing and caring costs, motor vehicles etc.
Serious rugby injury is a frightening prospect for any player, and his, or her, family. Rugby is a contact game and injuries are a reality. Over the years there have been a number of players seriously injured involving various forms of paralysis.
The IRFU Charitable Trust are remaining tight-lipped about the identity of their celebrity singer, but have promised that the individual is â00hugely entertaining and will be adored by the crowds!â0.
â00We are calling on all rugby players, supporters and friends to tune in to Charity Youâ00re A Star on Saturday night and vote for our mystery celebrity. Each call raises vital funds for this worthy cause and keeps our star in the competition! The number to dial to support the IRFU Charitable Trust is:
or from Northern Ireland
Welcoming the IRFU Charitable Trust involvement in Charity Youâ00re A Star, former Irish Rugby international Ollie Campbell, urged voters to support the charityâ00s candidate: â00Only when people are faced with a serious rugby injury do they realize the very real need for the support of an organisation like the Charitable Trust. I can not stress how important it is to get dialing and support the vital work carried out by this charity. If every Irish Rugby fan votes just once, the difference it makes will be phenomenal!â0.
New presenter Brian Ormond is no stranger to the show having already hosted RTÃ0â00s Youâ00re A Star Plus while also stepping up as â00presenter on the roadâ00 for last yearâ00s auditions. A former contestant on RTÃ0â00s Youâ00re A Star, Brian will have lots of advice and encouragement for our â00would beâ00 singers.
RTÃ0â00s Charity Youâ00re A Star veteran and Sunday Independent journalist Brendan Oâ00Connor will be joined in the hot seat by Sunday World columnist and former Miss Ireland Amanda Brunker. Amanda, who recently gave birth to her second son, took part in the very first series of Charity Youâ00re A Star and will now be switching her talents to the other side of the stage!
Finally, Brian McFadden, formerly of Westlife and now a solo artist, will be on hand to give his opinion on the contestantsâ00 performances.
Lines open following the performance by the final act this Saturday evening and remain open 24 hours for the two weeks duration of the competition.