Two Cavan acts made a big impact on the first episode of Ireland's Got Talent, aired on TV3 last Saturday night.
Pensioner Pat Glynn (79), from Cavan but how living in Drumcondra, Dublin, wowed the judges with his rendition of 'Blueberry Hill'; while 'Three and a half men' from Laragh performed a towel dance with a difference!
Pat got the thumbs up from all four judges on the panel - Denise Van Outen, Jason Byrne, Michelle Visage and Louis Walsh – to make it through to the next round.
A lively bachelor, Pat played the trumpet, sang and threw in a few dance moves for good measure.
No stranger to the stage, Pat has played with some showbands and jazz bands down through the years. He currently plays with an amateur orchestra and also enjoying entertaining nursing home residents.
His musical influences are Frank Sinatra, Matt Monroe, Count Basey and Benny Goodman; while Pat also admires the Australian trumpet player James Morrison.
You can see Pat's performance here:
79 year old Pat Glynn performs 'Bluberry Hill' but did the judges find him thrilling?
Meanwhile, four friends 'Three and a half Men' drew quite a reaction with their 'towel dance' act. David Clarke (26) Joe O’Donoghue (22), Noel Smith (42) and Declan Smith (34).
The four friends are well known on the local variety scene. They have been performing together for three years and, prior to their IGT appearance, had already clocked up over 100,000 views on Youtube with their towel act.
You can see the boys' performance on IGT here.
Declan plays the keyboards while his friends perform tricks with towels. Has to be seen to be believed
The lads decided to enter Ireland’s Got Talent for a bit of fun and for the challenge.
David, who for Lakeland Dairies in Monaghan, has a degree in agriculture and a 2nd degree black belt in martial arts. Joe, who is studying business in Dundalk IT, compares himself to Brad Pitt.
At just 4ft tall, Noel Smith's big claim to fame is that he once won a fancy dress competition dressed as 'Dora the Explorer'. He works as a general operative in Compton Greaves making transformers.
Electrician Declan is Noel's brother and he plays the keyboard for the act.
Their hilarious act split the judging panel and unfortunately they did not make it through to the next round.
From young to old, puppeteers to aerial artists, talent from all walks of life are competing in the current series of Ireland's Got Talent in hope of winning €50,000 plus an hour-long TV special.
Ireland’s Got Talent, the Irish version of the internationally acclaimed Got Talent, continues this Saturday, February 10, at 7:30pm on TV3.