Ireland: Linda Martin wears a ball gown to a TV show

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Linda Martin, the 1992 Irish Eurovision winner turned up for a TV show this morning in somewhat overstated attire.

Linda Martin represented Ireland at the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden with Johnny Logan‘s Why Me, bringing the Eurovision trophy back to Irish soil for the 4th time. She was no no new face to the Eurovision as she had graced the Euro stage back in 1984 with Terminal 3, achieving a 2nd placing just after Sweden’s Herreys in Luxembourg.

If you didn’t know it was Christmas you might have thought that Linda had lost all sense of fashion as she was dressed in the type of large white ball-gown which one of Cinderalla’s not-so-beautiful sisters would have worn to the Prince’s ball.

She was a breakfast guest on Ireland’s TV3 channel, promoting Beauty & The Beast in which she is appearing this year. Alan Hughes, of Ireland AM, was the lucky host who was confronted by this OTT manifestation, silver crown and all.

Ms Martin is Mother Moron in the panto.

For the uninitiated a pantomime is a theatrical entertainment, mainly for children, which involves music, topical jokes, and slapstick comedy and is based on a fairy tale or nursery story, usually produced around Christmas. Many of the jokes are aimed at the more adult audience but told in such a clever way as to be fun for all ages.

Talking recently to independent.ie she said We have two shows a day for 17 days, and between performances our food is brought in, the kettle goes on, we get into our onesies and watch a DVD or have the craic

The door to the dressing room stays open and everyone comes in and out, so we know who’s in love from the night before, and who fancies who, and there’s a lovely buzz. John and Edward, aka Jedward

Beauty & The Beast is in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre from December 18 to January 5

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