Maria McCool and her band Celtic Whisper is one of five acts who will appear on the Late Late Show on RTE next week, February 24th.
But Maria, a school teacher now based in Co Meath, will have some stiff competition in both Jedward and former entrant Donna McCaul.
This year’s five acts have each been given a mentor and Maria’s mentor is former B*Witched star Edele Barrett who has also written her son ‘Mistaken.’
Maria is a vastly experienced singer and has even released two albums of her own.
Maria will be first to sing next Friday and will represent Ireland at the first semi-final in Baku in the summer.