A Donegal singer’s original Christmas jingle made it to the Top 5 of an All-Ireland contest.
Matthew McNulty (23) from Rossnowlagh wrote a sensational swing track that was chosen for the final round of the 2018 Coca Cola Christmas FM Song Contest.
Matthew impressed the judges with his Michael Bublé-like voice and his bittersweet song titled ‘Christmas Ain’t Christmas When You’re Lonely’.
The track was named as a runner-up following a public vote online. ‘Fly home for Christmas’ by Mark Leen was announced as the winner this week.
Now in its eleventh year, the Coca-Cola Christmas FM Song Contest 2018 attracts hundreds of entries each year – all vying to be to be crowned ‘Song Contest winner of 2018’ by Christmas FM’s extensive national and international audience.
Garvan Rigby, Co-founder of Christmas FM says: ‘We were delighted to receive a flood of entries this year. The standards seem to be rising every year we hold the contest, and this year was no exception. We’re thrilled to add ‘Fly home from Christmas FM onto our station this year.’
Christmas FM will be celebrating its 11th year on air this year and, since it began broadcasting, has raised almost €1.5million for a range of charities. The costs of running Christmas FM are covered by various sponsors, ensuring that all on-air fundraising and donations will go directly to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.Tags: