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Madeliene McCann Favourite To Win All-Ireland Talent Show

by | 4th, February 2009

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WEXFORD PEOPLE: “On the trail of fame and fortune – DONNA MARIE SAYS C’MON WEXFORD!”


DONNA MARIE Sludds has become an overnight pop sensation – a mere twelve years after she first stepped on stage with the family band. The livewire from Ballymurn has been chosen to compete in R.T.E.’s All-Ireland Talent show and is due on television next weekend.

The girl’s got talent, alright.

The daughter of Ollie and Julie Sludds she says she has been a musician as long as she can remember. At the age of eleven, she picked up a bass guitar and performed in public with her parents’ group. These days she is better known as the lead vocalist in Lady Dee and Breeze 52.

Talent will out:

‘Donna Marie is causing a bit of a stir,’ said delighted mother Julie Sludds last week as moves gathered pace in a campaign to support Donna in the TV competition. With telephone votes from viewers deciding the issue, she needs to have plenty of support among members of the public. So family and friends have been blitzing the county with posters reminding the people of Wexford that she will be looking for their backing on Sunday.

Posters. Have you seen Donna? It’s the Donna Marie support campaign. Eyes down:

‘I am terrified but it’s healthy,’ said Donna cheerfully before departing for Bray. She already has a track record, not only as a performer with the Breeze 52, but also as a songwriter.


She composed ‘Little Angel’ in response to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and the same song has also helped to raised funds for the family of Amy Fitzpatrick who vanished while living in Spain last year.

Now that’s talent.

Old Mr Anorak’s youngest, the darling Anorakia, has yet to achieve the talent her msucial ability deserves, but hopes that her Song for Jade Goody will succeed where her other songs – Gisa Gaza Prayer, Sha-Sha-Sha-Na-Na-Na-Shannon and Katrina And The Hurricane have failed.

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