Only two weeks to go before the first audition of You're a Star 2 starts. After huge ratings for the first edition, Irish broadcaster RTÉ decided to again use the casting show format for picking next year's Irish Eurovision representative.
There will be five auditions throughout the country, starting in Letterkenny on September 6th. Ennis, Waterford, Longford and Dublin (October 19th) are to follow. Phil Coulter and Louis Walsh will form the selecting jury again, joined by former Irish Eurovision winner Linda Martin and a different 'celebrity' judge each week.
The first show of this year's You're a Star competition will be aired on Sunday, November 16th on RTÉ1. Contestants will be voted out by the televiewing public, the final winner is going to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004.