Sinead finds out about The Late Late Show’s new initiative giving emerging Irish acts a chance to appear on the biggest show on Irish tv. This is an unprecedented opportunity for new artists of any style or genre to showcase their talents on a national platform.

In recent years artists such as The Coronas, Maverick Sabre and music’s hottest property The Strypes have used the show as a launch pad for their careers.

This  opportunity is now being made even more accessible for emerging talent. You don’t have to have a manager, a publicist, or a record company; those interested can simply submit a YouTube video directly to show. From time to time, acts will be selected from these submissions to appear on RTÉ’s flagship show.

How to apply:
Email a YouTube link of one song to our special email address — thelatelateshowcase@rte.ie together with a brief blurb about your act (100 words) and a contact number.