No Fluke as Clonlara duo set for Ireland’s Got Talent stage

'The Fluke' look forward to Ireland's Got Talent's deliberation day after wowing the judges in their first audition

IRELAND’S GOT TALENTS’ love-in with South-East Clare continues after Sixmilebridge magician Paddy ‘Great Padini’ Ward captured the nation’s heart last month.

It is now the turn of Clonlara singing duo, Ronan Randles (18) and Cianan Darcy (19) who call themselves ‘The Fluke’, to take to the stage in a bid wow the audience and grab the attention of judges Louis Walsh, Michelle Visage, Jason Byrne and Denise van Outen.

Ahead of the airing of the young Clare students’ ‘great’ audition this Saturday, Cianan told The Clare People that the two close friends hope to become more than just buskers.

“We’ve been friends now a long while, myself and Ronan. We live near each other and we knew each other from school and then, about two years ago we decided to start the band,” he explained.

According to the ‘The Fluke’, neither of them were into sport growing up and became best friends after meeting each other in the primary school choir, before going on to play in local pubs, busking on the street and promoting their music on social media.


“The band has been going on a while and then we heard about the competition [Ireland’s Got Talent] because it started last year so we said we would try out for it this year.

“We always did it as a passion – as a hobby – so the competition is the biggest thing we’ve ever done,” added Cianan.

Saturday night’s television showing will showcase a long road of filming and auditioning as the Clonlara youngsters find out if they take a step closer to the live stages.

“You send in your video application first online and then, if you are successful with that, there are different film days you have to go up to. Then, the day of the auditions you’ve to go in, in front of the judges,” said Cianan.

The modest duo said they chose the band name in the belief that if they ever became successful, it would be an “absolute fluke”.

Check out the talented Clonlara duo on this Saturday’s Ireland’s Got Talent which airs at 7.30pm on Virgin Media One.


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