Irish 'Hello' singer is Portarlington rising star Shannon Bryan

Irish 'Hello' singer is Portarlington rising star Shannon Bryan

By Lynda Kiernan Photo: Frank Smith

A Portarlington girl is the stunning voice behind Coláiste Lurgan's latest Irish hit, with over a third of a million Youtube views for Adele's Hello within a week.

Shannon, from Gracefield, Portarlington, is a Junior Cert student at Coláiste Iosagáin.

She is thrilled to have been chosen to sing Adele's hit 'as gaeilge' while in the Galway Irish college last summer.

“Singing is something I want to do, so I took the opportunity and auditioned. It was the best time I every had,” she said.

The music video includes dancers and a choir of students, adding to a spine tingling performance.

Shannon hopes to become a professional singer.

“I would love to perform in front of millions of people, I wouldn't say no to any opportunity that comes along, singing is something I adore,” said Shannon, a daughter of Lisa and Conor Bryan.

Adele and Rhianna are her biggest influences.

“They are great, they have no fears, they just go out on stage and kill it,” Shannon said.

See more in next Tuesday's Leinster Express.

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